Kashmir Flood Alert: No need to panic, only request to be alert, says DC Srinagar

Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar district, speaking to ANI while inspecting the rising water level in Jhelum river in Srinagar. Photograph by ANI

In view of the flood declaration in Kashmir Valley, the Deputy Commissioner of Jammu and Kashmir’s summer capital Srinagar, Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, said that there is no need to panic as everything has been put in place in view of any extreme floods.

While speaking to the ANI, Shah said that the flood has been declared. “We’ve requested people in low-lying areas to be extremely alert and vigilant but a call for evacuation has not been made yet,” he said.

He added that there is no need to panic. “We’ve identified a dozen relief camps. 17 SDRF teams have been deployed.”

Shah also tweeted the list of relief camps that are being established in Srinagar district, should there be a need for evacuation in view of the rising levels.

“We are equipping them with food stock, blankets, medical and sanitation facilities etc. Evacuation alert if needed from low lying areas will be issued separately,” he added.

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