Over 200 personnel deployed in flood-hit areas

The Karnataka State Fire and Emergency Services Department has deployed more than 200 personnel for undertaking rescue operations in the flood-affected areas in Belagavi, Bagalkot, Raichur, and Yadgir districts.

Fifty members of the State Disaster Response Force from Belagavi and Kalaburagi regions have been deployed to undertake rescue operations. Adequate number of boats too have been pressed into service.

Several areas of these districts have submerged owing to heavy rainfall in the last few days. Inflow of water into the State from Koyna dam in Maharashtra too was one of the major reasons for marooning of the low-lying areas.

According to an official press note, personnel have been deployed in Ingali, Manjari and Edeyurwadi in Belagavi district; Vadegera and Surpur in Yadgir district; and Lingsugur and Deodurg taluks in Raichur district.

Personnel have also been deployed in the flood-affected Bedakihal, Nippani, Kudachi, Harogeri, Raddarhatti, Jugula, and Ainapura in Chikkodi taluk of Belagavi district. Rescue personnel and boats have been kept on standby in Bailhongal, Gokak and Khanapur taluks of Belagavi districts as well as in Jamkhandi taluk in Bagalkot district.

The department has also deployed 40 Home Guards in Raichur district and 100 Home Guards in Belagavi district. Fire stations at Ballari and Koppal districts have also been kept on standby to respond to any eventualities during emergencies, said the release.

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