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Indian floods keep hams busy

Date : 25 / 08 / 2016
Author : Jim Linton - VK3PC

The recent flooding in India triggered by monsoonal rains has a death toll of 300 and forcing many villages to flee to higher ground. National Coordinator for Disaster Communication in India, Jayu Bhide VU2JAU reports that in the eastern region Ambrish VU2JFA, Dutta VU2TTC and their team are busy in providing necessary communication in North Pargana.

The emergency communications and help being provided by hams coordinates the responding administration. Jayu VU2JAU also reports on flooding in central India with hams again helping the administration as it seeks to prevent any accidents. So far five people have been saved from deep flood waters and brought to safety. Hams deployment has been through the District Commanders with Jayu VU2JAU in frequent liaison with them.

- Jim Linton VK3PC, Chairman IARU Region 3 Disaster Communications Committee.


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