DC Kupwara conducts tour of flood-prone areas in Handwara, Kupwara, Lolab

KUPWARA: Deputy Commissioner Kupwara, Ayushi Sudan on Monday conducted an extensive tour of flood prone areas of Handwara, Kupwara and Lolab areas of the district to take stock of the flood like situation caused by the incessant rains in the district.
The DC visited Kawari, Nutnoosa and Drugmulla located along Nallah Pohru to examine the flood situation and get the first hand appraisal of the evacuation measures.
She also visited Khumryal, Shumryal and Gund Jahangeer located along Nallah Lolab and took stock of the situation.
The DC later visited Sogam and Khan Chak Takipora and interacted with people.
During the visit, the DC stressed upon the concerned departments to remain vigilant in case of any exigency.
She asked the concerned officers to be vigilant, pro active and mobilize men and machinery as and when required to handle any situation. She also called for close coordination to ensure timely rescue and rehabilitation.
Moreover, the DC appealed to the people not to venture close to the water bodies and Nallahs, and contact the District level or Tehsil level control rooms in case of any emergency or in the need of any evacuation.
Meanwhile, ADC Kupwara, Muhammad Rouf Rehaman also visited several areas of Kupwara to have appraisal of flood like situation
ADC Handwara, Aziz Ahmad Rather along with other officers made several rounds of Kulangam, GMC Chowgal, Zachaldara, Chotipora, Mawar and other areas of Handwara sub division. He monitored the evacuation measures.
SDM Karnah also paid visit to several areas of Karnah to assess the situation.

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