Madikeri, Aug 15 : Members of the flood rescue teams, who risked their own lives to protect the people trapped in floods in Kodagu, were honoured by the district administration here on Thursday.
The devoted works by NDRF (National Disaster Response Force), Indian Army, police, Fire Emergency service personnel and members of General Thimayya National Academy Of Adventure in the rescue operations during the flood situation in Kodagu,were highly appreciated by the district administration and the general public, according to a release issued here.
Around 50 NCC cadets have been carrying out voluntary works in relief Centres. Deputy Commissioner Annies Kanmani Joy and Superintendent of Police Dr Suman D Pennekar presented certificates to the rescue workers.
As many as 34 NDRF personnel, 61 Indian Army personnel, 30 policemen and 17 members from Garuda Force took part in various rescue operations. As many as 1,507 people and around 20 cattle have been rescued to safer locations in 79 flood-affected region.
Chandan from Fire and Emergency services department said that it was a challenging task to operate the boats for rescuing the people and bring them to safer places. As many as 240 people were rescued in Kadanuru village and 60 people in Thora village alone.
Around 100 people were shifted from Kuvempu and Sai extensions in Kushalnagar and 300 people were shifted from Bhagamandala. That apart, trees which had fallen on the roads in Kaluru, Galibeedu, Abbi falls, Raja Seat, Fort and Virajpet-Hakattur were also cleared, he added. (UNI)