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ICG ships swing into action in Bulbul-hit areas

Coast Guard personnel clearing the uprooted trees in West Bengal.

Coast Guard personnel clearing the uprooted trees in West Bengal.  

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Aircraft kept on standby at Paradip, Kolkata and Vizag

Extremely severe cyclone ‘Bulbul’ caused a large scale inundation of low-lying areas, uprooting of trees and disruption of communication and power supply lines in the affected areas, after its landfall between Sagar Island in West Bengal and Khepupara in Bangladesh on November 9.

Rescue teams

The Indian Coast Guard has deployed two ships – ICGS Razia Sultana and ICGS Amogh – for disaster relief operations, apart from two hovercrafts with relief material and rescue teams, a statement released here said on Monday.

The proactive approach by various ICG units in advising and guiding fishing boats to safe locations well before the arrival of Bulbul has ensured minimum loss of life and property at sea.

An additional four ICG ships and five aircraft are kept on standby at Paradip, Kolkata and Visakhapatnam for undertaking rescue and relief operations.

Damage assessment

Two hovercrafts have been positioned at Frazerganj for damage assessment and providing assistance to the affected people.

Additionally, disaster relief teams from Haldia, along with relief material and diesel driven pump, have been dispatched to Frazerganj.

Medial camp

Medical camps have also been organised by Indian Coast Guard Station at Paradip, Haldia and Frazerganj.

Disaster relief teams of ICG stations at Haldia, Paradip and Frazerganj are providing assistance to the administration in restoring connectivity by removing uprooted trees.

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