Given the rise in water level in areas living on the river banks, authorities have started gradual evacuations from Padshahi Bagh, residents said. While officials are using mike-fitted vehicles to advise people get ready for relocation, a boat is in operation to start people taking out.
The evacuations started after the levels increased hugely in the belt, witnesses said.
Divisional Commissioner Rohit Kansal said they have somehow managed airdropping NDRF personnel at Awantipore. He said a team is already in Pulwama and is busy reaching the affected spots, Kansal said. Given the improvement in weather conditions, there is possibility of IAF joining the rescue operations on Sunday.
Meanwhile, police here said they are busy in rescue and relief operations across Kashmir with the help of civil administration and the security forces. An official spokesman said 11000 persons were rescued, so far.
The rescue operations were reported Kakapora, Pampore where the flood situation has worsened after the Jehlum water started spilling. Large number of boats has been pressed into service to rescue people stranded in their houses. People have been shifted to schools and college premises. Rescue operations are still going on in the area.
Several rescue teams have been dispatched to the many affected areas particularly Pantha Chowk, Lasjan and Zewan, in Srinagar. Tents have been distributed in Parimpora, Noor Bagh and Lasjan. Dry ration has been distributed by police at Pantha Chowk, Parimpora and Lasjan.
In Budgam, many affected families have been rescued in Magam area.
Police said rescue operation is going on in Peer Bagh and Naar Kara areas of Budgam.
In Sonamarg 10 tourist couples were rescued from Nitchnaie.
About 500 people have been rescued from nearby flood hit areas of Nowgam and relocated in Railway Station, Nowgam.
13 families hit by flash flood were rescued by police from Badpora, Dar Mohalla and Sholre in Kupwara.
Srinagar police established a community kitchen for displaced people at Boatman Colony and Fruit Mandi in Parimpora area. More than 350 persons were provided lunch today.
IR-20 have rescued 17 families comprising of 124 person and 25 orphan children from Yateem trust Singhpora Pattan and have been shifted to Armed Police complex Parihaspora, Pattan, Baramulla.
Handwara police rescued the family of Ghulam Hassan Tali of Aadoora, Handwara and shifted them to safer place.
Ganderbal Police has launched a rescue work at Ahanger Mohalla, Gadoora, Coorag and Prang area.
In Baramulla, 192 families comprising of 4325 member from Shrakvara, wangil, Kalantra, Kawxhek, Chopan Mohallah, wagoora and Dugdoar, in the jurisdiction of police station Kreeri have been shifted to safer places.
715 families comprising of 4325 persons from Gooligam, Mahrajpora, Hanjivera-Payeen, Malpora, Arampora, Bonin, Shall Aalambal. Kripalgrhm, gund khawaja Qasim, Janipora Mandyari, Habbak, Malmuchin, Toziharan villaged in this jurisdiction of police station Pattan have been shifted to Safer places
192 families comprising of 1450 persons from Danusayeedam Kunekchal, Parenpeela, Jabla, Balgund, Churanda, Sakidar, Nowpora, SaifpQazi Chahla Mchra villages, in the jurisdiction of police station Uri have been shifted to safer places.
12 families comprising of 70 members from Bella Salamabad, Pranjutran Boniyar, in the jurisdiction of police station Boniyar have been shifted to safer places.
11 families comprising of 55 persons from Gonipora, Braripora, Waskhura villages, in the jurisdiction of police station Handwara have been shifted to safer places.
20 families comprising of 85 members from Champora, Bangurgund, Neelipora, Paddergund, Gund Momin villages, in the jurisdiction of police station Vilgam have been shifted to safer places.
12 families comprising of 45 persons from Sonawari, Bicharwara, Iarganapora, Babgund and Khangund, in the jurisdiction of police station Kralgund has been shifted to safer places.
98 persons from Dukaba in the jurisdiction of police station of Bomai were shifted to safer places.
79 families from wandakhpora, Takibal, Sangrampora in the jurisdiction of police station sopore have been shifted to safer places.
06 families from Patoose, Nadihal, in the jurisdiction of police station Panzalla have been shifted to safer places.
10 families comprising of 58 members from Haman Dazana, Pazalpora, Ahangerpora, Zethan, Behrampora, wartergam, Chijhama in Dangiwachi area have been shifted to safer places.
70 families comprising of about 300 persons from Haritar, Hygam, Arbanbal, Panzipora, Tarzoo, Ningli, Ambergora, Krakshvan colony in the jurisdiction of police station Tarzoo were shifted to safer places.
In Anantnag, over 2000 people from Sakras, Diver, porden villages of Anantnag District have been rescued and shifted to safer places.
In Bandipora, 85 families comprising of 548 persons have been shifted to Safer places.
In Handwara, 74 family’s comprising of 465 persons from Handwara, Vilgam, Kralgund, Qalamabad, Langate, Chaogal, Zachaldara and Argam have been shifted to safer places.