According to the reports, the Army immediately mobilised troops from Jabalpur, Bhopal and Allahabad and moved five columns to the flood affected areas.
In spite of flooding of bridges enroute, the Army columns displaying resolve and taking detours reached the affected area of Bambal approximately 20 kilometers South East of Hoshangabad and immediately launched into the act of rescuing marooned villagers in about seven severely affected villages in the area.
With one column each deployed on either side of the river, the Army rescue columns launched boats with out board motors and working till late in the evening successfully rescued approximately 270 marooned villagers to safety.
The Army is pressing more resources into service and additional boats and helicopters are being moved in for the relief operations.
Reports were also received of floods in Dewas districts and the Army has moved a reconnaissance column to assess the situation.
--IBNS (Posted on 24-08-2013)