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Rains Aftermath: Div Com reviews flood preparedness

Div Com

Srinagar, Jun 30: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today chaired a meeting of heads of various departments to review preparedness in view of inclement weather and possible flood-like situation.
He directed the officers to be ready to meet any eventuality by being prepared with adequate men and material. He directed for deployment of dedicated I&FC officials at river banks, ensure availability of boats, ration, water tankers, trucks to carry boats, relief tents, establishing rehabilitation shelters with full facilities and setting up of medical camps.
Khan asked the officials to identify 44 additional locations in the radius of 1-2 km’s from river banks where emergency centres can be set up besides already established shelters to cope up with possible additional need.
He directed the Chief Engineer Public Health Engineering Department to ensure sufficient availability of water tankers in Srinagar city especially in the flood-prone areas to avoid the shortage of drinking water.
He also directed Chairman LAWDA to ensure availability of 70 boats in case of rescue operation for which the carrier trucks will be provided by SRTC department.
Khan directed DG Health Services Kashmir Dr. Saleem Ur Rehman to ensure that the medical teams are stay put along with medicines and ambulances.
The Divisional Commissioner directed that an official handout be made public mentioning relief camp name, location, catchment areas and emergency numbers.
The Srinagar Municipal Corporation was directed to clear all drains to prevent water-logging.