Monday, August 7, 2006

Jamnagar Air-Force to help South Gujarat

Narmada is flowing above danger mark since last three days and today morning it was flowing 27 ft four feet above danger level. Surat and Bhauruch district administration are on high alert as both Narmada and Tapti rivers in South Gujarat are overflowing. Indian Air Force is helping Thousands of people on the banks of these rivers for evacuation.

Ajwa dam is also releasing water , which is likely to flood Vishwamitri river so Vadodara City has also been put on high alert.

While army help is being sought for evacuation the IAF has pressed five helicopters into service. In Surat IAF has deployed two MI-17 and in Vadodara one Chetak besides two MI-!7. These helicopters have been specially brought from Jodhpur and Jamnagar for relief operations.

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