ADC Kup chairs disaster preparedness meet

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KUPWARA: Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mohammad Yousuf Mir Tuesday reviewed the disaster preparedness and discussed various modalities for strengthening the overall disaster management system in the district, here at a meeting of concerned departments.
Meeting was attended by ADC Handwara, ACR Kupwara, Exen I&FC division Kupwara, EOs, Representatives of SDRF and Disaster Management.
Mir took a thorough review regarding the disaster preparedness and stressed on maintaining close coordination among agencies to safeguard the precious lives and property in case of eventualities. He directed the concerned to remain prepared and ensure prompt action so that any eventuality may be tackled smoothly.
He pressed for making a list of vulnerable locations and mobilise related machinery like dozers, sandbags, boats, vehicles, dewatering pumps to these areas. He directed to regularly update the relevant statistical data and to keep men and machinery ready.
The ADC also reviewed the overall preparedness of concerned departments thoroughly. He directed the concerned authorities to gear up their men and machinery and utilize the services of volunteers and organizations to take prompt action during the occurrence of any kind of disaster.
He also called for close coordination among the departments to ensure timely rescue and rehabilitation measures. Moreover, he urged upon the people living in disaster-prone areas to remain vigilant and to contact the administration in case of any eventuality.