Baramulla, August 27: Additional Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Mohamnad Ahsan Mir accompanied with SDM Pattan and other Engineering staff today conducted an extensive tour of the flood-prone areas of Pattan to take stock of the flood like situation caused by the ongoing incessant rains.

The team visited Hanjiwara, Singhpora and its adjoining areas located along Jhelum and Ferozpora Nalla embankments to examine the situation and to get the first hand appraisal of the same.

During the visit, the ADC directed Irrigation and Flood Control Engineers to expedite the strengthening work on embankments in these areas so that the situation remains under control. He stressed upon the concerned departments to remain vigilant in case of any eventually.

ADC stressed upon the concerned officers to mobilise men and machinery and to keep them ready so that any kind of eventuality is tackled smoothly. He also called for close coordination between the departments to ensure timely rescue and rehabilitation as and when needed.

Moreover, ADC appealed the people not to be panic and remain vigilant besides urging them to remain connected with the administration in case of any eventuality.