Himalayan Tsunami – Uttarakhand
It is almost a week Since the Flash floods hit Uttarakhand and the recorded death toll is around 556 (21-06-13) and reports suggest that there could be more number of deaths recorded.
Rescue operations are on and the Army has deployed 45 Army & IAF along with more than 10,000 troops in the state. IAF has deployed 20 Mi-17s and 16 Advanced Light Helicopters in the state where they have evacuated over 1,500 people. The Army has heli-dropped troops skilled in mountain rescue operations, including 30 paratroopers with specialized equipment, to rescue those stranded near Kedarnath and Badrinath.
The Army has so far rescued more than 11,000 people, mainly from Govindghat and Harsil. About 10,000 people are also being provided food and medical assistance. 22 helicopters have been deployed to rescue and evacuate over 22,000 stranded people to safer locations through hundreds of sorties.
Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department has warned that from June 23 the weather will worsen and it is likely to start raining again.
Search engine giant Google has launched an application ‘Person Finder’ to offer information on missing people in flood-affected areas in the country, including Uttarakhand.
Google Person Finder is a web application that allows individuals to post and search for the status of relatives or friends affected by a disaster.
Find Below the link of the Google Person Finder application.
Google Person Finder: http://google.org/personfinder/2013-uttrakhand-floods.
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