The State government has deployed three Indian Air Force helicopters to drop food, medicines and water packets in the flood-hit villages of Karimnagar district on Saturday.

The three IAF helicopters arrived in Karimnagar on Saturday morning and were loaded with about 10,000 food packets, bread, biscuits, ORS packets, emergency medicines and water packets to benefit around 1,500 families marooned in Mahadevpur and Mahamutharam mandals.

They air-dropped the food packets in the flood affected Pankena, Palmela, Odedu, Peddampeta, Ambedpalli and other villages.

Collector M. Veerabrahmaiah also conducted an aerial survey to assess the situation.

Around 40 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel also arrived at Mahadevpur mandal headquarters to take up rescue operations in the flood ravaged villages and shift the villagers to flood relief camps.