Southern Naval Command (SNC) had deployed a total of 58 rescue and diving teams with Gemini boats in multiple locations. About 18 more teams were sent to various locations since early morning on Friday.
More than 300 people have been rescued till date by the SNC and continuous efforts are on to bring the flood affected people to safety and also provide them essential relief supplies such as food and water.
Today, 310 people have been rescued by the boats and 176 by aircraft as of 4.30 pm. Some 500 rescued people have been accommodated at the T2 hangar inside the naval base, a make-shift relief camp, before shifting them to a shelter at Fort Kochi. Meanwhile, the Aluva rescue camp is catering to its maximum capacity of 151 persons.
Thirty seven teams with one Gemini boat each are deployed in Ernakulam district at various places. One team is at Pizhala island, one at Edapally and three at Perumbavur. North Paravur has the most number of teams deployed – 16, while 12 are at Aluva and four at Muvattupuzha.