Nashik, Aug 8 : The rescue teams moved over 4000 people to safety, while also rescuing a youth, who was trapped in the flooded Aram river in Baglan taluka, apart from 15 people, who were rescued by the local disaster management team, from various places in the city.
The disaster management cells of the district administration and Nashik Municipal Corporation were well prepared to tackle the flood situation, after the India Meteorological Department predicted heavy rainfall last week. After heavy rain in watershed areas of dams, the Water Resources department started releasing water, which flooded the rivers in the district. The flood this time was record-breaking and hence, it was more challenging for the authorities.
The flood water entered various parts of the city and district, including Chandori and Saikheda area, but since the administration was prepared in advance, the NDRF teams could be sent to the flood-hit areas, on time.
District Collector Suraj Mandhare was continuously monitoring the flood situation, said the sources.
About 812 people were rescued from Saikheda and shifted to the shelters provided by the district administration. Similarly, 717 people from Chandori, 215 people from Ojhar and 162 people from Chotori were rescued and shifted to shelters during the flood.
About 250 residents of Rokdoba Wadi in the city were shifted, as a safety measure. Members of a family at Mandavgane Wada, were shifted to Saraf Bazar in old Nashik, while the local disaster management team rescued six persons from Kapaleshwar and Ganeshwadi, during the flood.
Life was returning to normal in various parts of the city, including Saikheda Chandori, Chatori and other villagers.(UNI)