One of those rescue operations was carried out by Wing Commander Prasanth of Garud Special Force of Air Force, who rescued a toddler and his mother from the roof of their flood-hit house in Alappuzha on Sunday.
On Sunday morning, a Prasanth from an IAF chopper at Lier dangled the toddler from the roof of a house destroyed by floods, followed by the mother.
The video of this rescue mission by the personnel of the Air Force was widely shared via social media platforms and also won with hearts.
The Defense spokesman, Trivandrum, also tweeted the video and applauded the IAF staff.
– PRO Defense Trivandrum (@DefencePROTvm) August 18, 2018
The official handle of Indian Air Force has also tweeted the video of the incident.
#KeralaFloodRelief : Wg Cdr Prasanth of Garud Spl Force of IAF rescued a toddler from the roof in the flood-stricken city of Alappuzha, Kerala. Smile on the face of mother, Priceless. IAF dedicates itself to the defense of heavens and saves precious lives on the ground #SavingLevens @CMOKerala @DefenceMinIndia pic.twitter.com/ls3paAXlyH
– Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC ) August 19, 2018
Likewise, on Friday, the coast guard and little army personnel save a baby and his mother at the Idukki Dam.
The officer who led the rescue team told news agency PTI that the operation started after a call from the Mumbai Coast Guard about the rising water level in the Idukki dam area. "We were at the weekly Commanders' Conference in Kochi, when a call came from the Coast Guard Office in Mumbai to send the best team to the dam, where water was running above the danger level," said Lieutenant Colonel Shashikant Waghmode. 19659016] National disaster response forces (NDRF), IAF and the navy have evacuated nearly thousands of stranded flood victims over the past few days.
The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) has directed in its review meeting that attention must now be paid to the supply of emergency supplies of food, water, medicine and the restoration of essential services such as electricity, fuel, telecom and transport connections, such as the flooding water in Kerala, said an official spokesman.
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said atotal's 6,33,010 people reside in 2,971 refugee camps in Kerala and about 38,000 flood-affected people have so far been rescued by various agencies.
"Rainfall will drop further over the next five days, heavy rain in one or two places in Idukki, Konnur and Kozhikode districts probably today – no heavy rain tomorrow for the next four days," said the NDMA, quoting a bulletin from the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
The government on Sunday sent the central ministries to concentrate on delivering essential raw materials and medicines and restoring vital services in the flood-hit Kerala.
In the flood-hit Kerala, there will be no heavy rain for the next four days, which will give a wheel of hope to the desperate people of the state.
Meanwhile, the Department of Food and Public Distribution has made 50,000 metric tons of food grains (rice and wheat) available to meet the immediate needs with additional quantities in the pipeline, said an official spokesman after the NCMC meeting.
| Edited by: Naqshib Nisar