Jhelum crosses danger mark, flood alert issued

Srinagar: The river Jhelum crossed the danger mark on Thursday at Sangam in South Kashmir. Since Wednesday, several parts of the valley were lashed by the heavy downpour.

Officials issue flood alert as river Jhelum crosses danger mark

Due to heavy rainfall, the water level in Jhelum and its tributaries climbed. This made officials to issue the flood alert on Wednesday night. The alert was sounded for the districts of Pulwama and Anantnag. The department of MeT predicted more rains in the region over the next 48 hours. People living in flood prone areas to advised to shift to safe places.

According to an official, at 3 am, the water level of the Jhelum at Sangam was at 25.30 feet. At Ram Munshibagh, the river was flowing at 17.10 feet.

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Asgar Samoon said that in the morning meeting, divisional administration would review the flood situation.