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In 50 pics: This happened when a flood ravaged J-K in 2014

india Updated: Mar 30, 2015 13:25 IST
Pratyush Ranjan
Kashmir Floods

In September last year, the Kashmir valley suffered the worst flooding in more than a century, killing more than 200 people and displacing almost a million for weeks.

Indian Army and civilian boats trawled through the streets of capital Srinagar, picking up residents and delivering water, food and basic medicine to people who chose to remain camped out in the upper floors of their houses.

The state administration, which was itself knocked out after the waters of the Jhelum river gushed into the city centre, struggled to cope with the flood, the worst in 109 years.

On Monday, a flood ravaged the Valley again following incessant rainfall over the past four days. Anxious people began to leave for safer places as authorities kept a watch on swollen mountain streams and the Jhelum river which was in spate, fearing a repeat of the September 2014 disaster.

Here are 50 images that show the scale of the flood disaster that hit Jammu and Kashmir in 2014:


Tourists wait to be evacuated by Indian Air Force helicopters during rescue and relief operations following flooding in Srinagar. AFP Photo/Tauseef Mustafa


A truck is half-buried in gravel from a landslide caused by flash floods in Akhnoor, about 48 kilometers northwest of Jammu. AP Photo/Channi Anand


A mother with her child in a chopper after being airlifted from the Nehru helipad in Srinagar. HT Photo/Nitin Kanotra


An aerial view showing buildings partially submerged in Srinagar. HT Photo/Nitin Kanotra


A wounded lady is helped by Indian Air Force members after she was evacuated from a flooded area in Srinagar. HT Photo/Nitin Kanotra


People being rescued by the army personnels and local people after the floods at Tangpura in Srinagar. HT Photo/Raj K Raj


People being rescued by the army personnels and local people after the floods at Tangpura in Srinagar.HT Photo/Raj K Raj


People being rescued by the army personnels and local people after the floods at Tangpura in Srinagar. HT Photo/Raj K Raj


A handout photo made available by Indian Air Force showing the stranded people signaling for help


People being rescued by the army and local people after the floods at Tangpura in Srinagar. HT Photo/Raj K Raj


People being rescued by the army and local people after the flood at Tangpura in Srinagar. HT Photo/Raj K Raj


People being rescued by the army in Srinagar. HT Photo/Raj K Raj


Kashmiri houses submerged by floodwaters are seen from an Indian Air Force helicopter during rescue and relief operations in Srinagar. AFP Photo/Tauseef Mustafa


A Kashmiri woman and her daughter (R) stand on the first floor of their flooded house as they wait to be rescued in Srinagar. Reuters/Adnan Abidi


Indian army soldiers rescue a Kashmiri girl from her flooded house in Srinagar. Reuters/Adnan Abidi


Indian army soldiers evacuate flood victims by boat to a safer place in Srinagar. Reuters/Adnan Abidi


Migrant workers cover themselves with plastic sheets to shield from the rain, as they camp on a highway after the area they were living in was inundated by floodwaters in Srinagar. AP Photo/Dar Yasin


A temple is partially submerged in floodwaters in Jammu. AP Photo/Channi Anand


Flood-affected people rescued from various parts of Jammu and Kashmir being flown to Chandigarh by a C-17 Globemaster III. PTI Photo


Flood-affected people rescued from various parts of Jammu and Kashmir wade through the water to reach a safer location. PTI Photo


Kashmiri men gather along a flooded street in Srinagar. AFP Photo/Punit Paranjpe


Houses are partially submerged in floodwaters in Srinagar. AFP Photo/Punit Paranjpe


Kashmiri residents rescue a flood victim in Srinagar. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)


A truck evacuating Kashmiri flood victims to higher ground travels through a flooded street in Srinagar. Reuters/Adnan Abidi


Vehicles are submerged in floodwaters during floods in Srinagar. AFP Photo/ Punit Paranjpe


Kashmiri people hold a man as he falls from a tractor evacuating flood victims to higher grounds, as they move through a flooded street in Srinagar. Reuters/Adnan Abidi


An aerial view shows the flooded Srinagar city. Reuters/Adnan Abidi


An aerial view shows buildings submerged in floodwaters in Srinagar. AP Photo/Dar Yasin


Policemen stand guard as migrant workers gather outside the airport to leave the flooded Srinagar. Reuters/Adnan Abidi


Flood-affected Kashmiris shout out for help from the roof of a house in Srinagar. PTI Photo


Kashmiris hang on to a tree to prevent being swept away by floodwaters in Srinagar. AP Photo/Dar Yasin


A Kashmiri man crosses over flood waters with the use of a rope in Srinagar. AFP Photo/ Punit Paranjpe


A stranded Kashmiri man is rescued by an Indian Air Force helicopter from a submerged house during floods in Srinagar. AFP Photo/Punit Paranjpe


A Kashmiri man struggles as he tries to cross floodwaters with the help of a rope during floods in Srinagar. AFP Photo/Punit Paranjpe


Kashmiri people are rescued with an excavator during floods in Srinagar. AFP Photo/Punit Paranjpe


An aerial view taken from an Indian Air Force's helicopter shows the remains of a bridge after it was swept away by floodwaters from the river Tawi on the outskirts of Jammu. Reuters/Mukesh Gupta


Armed forces personnel offload relief material from an aircraft to distribute to flood affected people, at the airport in Srinagar. Nitin Kanotra/Hindustan Times


Flood affected people prepare to leave from the airport in Srinagar. Nitin Kanotra/Hindustan Times


Flood affected people prepare to leave from the airport in Srinagar. Nitin Kanotra/Hindustan Times


People move through a flooded area of Srinagar. Nitin Kanotra/Hindustan Times


Kashmiri houseboats and houses submerged by floodwater are seen from an Indian Air Force helicopter during rescue and relief operations in Dal Lake in Srinagar. AFP Photo/Tauseef Mustafa


Soldiers carry a seriously ill tourist towards a waiting Indian Air Force helicopter after he was rescued from a flooded neighborhood in Srinagar. AP Photo/Dar Yasin


Kashmiri houseboats and houses submerged by floodwater are seen from an Indian Air Force helicopter during rescue and relief operations in Dal Lake in Srinagar. AFP Photo/Tauseef Mustafa


A tourist is airlifted from the roof of a five-story hotel, four of which are submerged in floodwaters, in Srinagar. PTI Photo


People walk on a flooded road in Srinagar. AP Photo/Dar Yasin


Flood-affected people stranded on the roof of a five-story hotel rush to be airlifted in Srinagar. AP Photo/Dar Yasi


People and cars stand on dry patches of land, surrounded by floodwaters in Srinagar. AP Photo/Dar Yasin


Flood-affected people row boats past partially submerged buildings in floodwaters in Srinagar. AP Photo/Dar Yasin


An aerial view shows buildings partially submerged in floodwaters in Srinagar on Tuesday. PTI Photo


A Kashmiri family is transported by boat through the floodwaters of Srinagar. AFP Photo/Punit Paranjpe




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With inputs from IANS, Reuters, PTI