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Activities of Civil Defence Srinagar during recent trigger flood


Jammu September 09: The incessant rains in the first week of September 2006 triggered floods in Srinagar city and flood waters inundated the important government installation, besides residential colonies. The flood created havoc and affected about 15 lakh population spreading over 500 vilages in Kashmir valley alone. While most of the damage has been caused to the residential buildings, agriculture land, roads and electric supply have also suffered damage and huge loss.

The civil defence Organisation put into operation the emergency services and convened wardens/volunteers meetings in RCDCC. There are notable steps which have been taken to face the natural calamity of floods in Srinagar city :-

  1. Civil Defence liaison officers put on duty in the central and district flood control rooms.
  2. Civil Defence volunteers rushed to affected areas of Hamdania colony (Bemina) along with Civil Defence rescue equipment and made announcement through PA system fitted in civil defence Ambulance about precautionary measures to be taken by the people.
  3. On 3rd & 4th September 2006 Civil Defence Volunteers patrolled Flood porne areas of Mirgund, Zadibal, Kushalsar Dal area Mehjoor Nagar, Padsahi Bagh etc and advised people to shift to the safer places and use boiled water.
  4. On September 4th Civil Defence team lead by Dy.Controller/Chief warden went to the Padshai Bagh at 7 P.M where from 4 ladies were rescued and dropped in Bone and Joints Hospital.
  5. On September 5th , Volunteers helped the irrigation officials in raising a make shift bund at Bemina(behind Police Quarters) which saved colony from flood waters. First Aid was also provided.
  6. On September 6th , Volunteers detailed to mini control room Nehru park on the instructions from DC office and 15 volunteers sent to Lasjan.
  7. On September 7th , a free medical Camp was organized where Civil defence treated 230 patients at Padsahi Bagh and issued them free medicines. While Camp was going on, CD Volunteers went to near by submerged areas and brought ailing persons in boats and provided them free Medicare facilities in the camp.

Various quarters and associations including J&K Hussinic people counsel appreciated the role played by Civil Defence Organisation during recent flood. The print and electronic media also carried words of appreciation for the volunteers who came to the rescue of the citizens voluntarily.