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Cylone Nivar | Defence teams deployed for rescue, relief work

In preparation: A NDRF team on ECR asking people to move to relief camps ahead of Cyclone Nivar.   | Photo Credit: T.K. Rohit

The Army has deployed 22 rescue teams in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry in the wake of Cylone Nivar.

The Army has deployed eight teams from Bengaluru, two teams from Coimbatore and 12 teams from Chennai. The Navy deployed INS Sumitra from Visakhapatnam with five flood relief teams, while INS Jyoti reached the Tamil Nadu shores earlier. The two ships will be utilised to transfer relief material along the Tamil Nadu coast, a Defence release said.

Four vessels

The Coast Guard has deployed four Offshore Patrol Vessels with disaster relief items for immediate use in affected areas.

Meanwhile, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams, deployed in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, visited a number of coastal areas and requested those living there to evacuate and move to relief camps.

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