National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) teams on Friday shifted people from Chikhali in Kolhapur district to safer locations. Several parts of the state are facing floods due to incessant rainfall.
The Western Naval Command, Mumbai has also mobilised flood rescue teams and helicopters to provide assistance to the state for rescuing those marooned in flood-hit areas of Raigad and Ratnagiri, defence officials said here on Friday.
Following a request by Maharashtra Government, seven naval rescue teams reached Raigad and Ratnagiri districts by road.
The navy is also taking up the airlift of marooned people from Poland in Raigad for which a Seaking 42C helicopter departed from the INS Shikra early today.
Additional Flood Rescue Teams are being maintained on a high degree of readiness at Mumbai, for immediate deployment, should the need arise, said a navy spokesperson.
At least nine persons were killed as unprecedented torrential rains pounded the coastal and western Maharashtra for the past 36 hours.
Several towns and villages in Raigad, Ratnagiri have been flooded, marooning thousands and over two dozen villages were completely cut off from the rest of the state.
Indian Navy mobilises rescue teams for flood relief and evacuation in Maharashtra. | Photo by Sanjay Jog
In this handout photo taken on July 23, 2021, by India?s National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) shows NDRF personnel rescuing stranded villagers from low lying areas flooded after heavy monsoon rains in Chiplun district of Maharashtra | Photo by - / India?s National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) / AFP
A team of TDRF (Thane Disaster Response Force) rescued the stranded people, in Thane on Thursday. | ANI
Thane: NDRF team carry out rescue work in flood-hit Chiplun in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra, following heavy monsoon rains. | PTI Photo