Kulgam villagers asked to move to safety

Anantnag: With water level rising in major rivers of this southern district due to the continuous rains since the past 24 hours, authorities have asked the people living along the river banks to move to safer places.
Besides police, civil authorities have also been directed to stay at their respective headquarters.
In Kulgam, where three villages were completely washed away by flash floods last year, district administration has employed its men and machinery to deal with any situation arising out of the continuous rains.
Deputy Commissioner Kulgam, Dr Syed Abid said that since the water level in Vaishaw nallah is rising, the villagers living along its banks have been asked to move to safer places.
“I am personally monitoring the situation and have directed the all the Tehsildars and SHOs to ensure that the people of all the flood prone villages move to safer places. Particularly, the situation in the villages, where the flash floods had caused massive devastation last year, is being closely being monitored,” DC told Kashmir Reader.
In the neighboring district Anantnag , one of the worst-hit districts during last year’s flood, similar directions have been given to the top officials of revenue , flood and irrigation departments.
“Though the situation is not grim anywhere in the district but even then the officials have been asked to be alert and not leave their headquarters. But we did not ask the people of any villages to move because that creates unnecessary panic,” DC said. He said that the situation is being monitored closely and if the situation demands they will ask the people to shift that time. “All the tehsil level officials and police officials have been asked to be in touch with the people of flood prone areas,” DC said.