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  1. Kashmir Valley Flood Alert: Jhelum river crosses danger mark in Srinagar, South Kashmir

Kashmir Valley Flood Alert: Jhelum river crosses danger mark in Srinagar, South Kashmir

Jhelum river today crossed danger level in Srinagar and Sangam area of South Kashmir with heavy rains lashing most parts of the state which sounded an alert...

By: | Srinagar | Updated: March 30, 2015 11:58 AM
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Kashmiri shopkeeper tries to remove water from inside a sports goods shop following heavy rains in Srinagar. (AP)

Jhelum river today crossed danger level in Srinagar and Sangam area of South Kashmir with heavy rains lashing most parts of the state which sounded an alert asking people to move to safer places.

A senior official said water level of river Jhelum at 6 AM at Sangam (South Kashmir) and Ram Munshi Bagh (Srinagar city) has touched 22′.4 feet and 18′.8 feet respectively. Danger level at Sangam is 21 feet and at Ram Munshi Bagh it is 18 feet.

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Kashmiri shopkeepers try to remove water from inside a footwear shop following heavy rains in Srinagar on Sunday. (AP)

People living on the banks of the river Jhelum have been asked to remain alert and advised to move to safer places. Old persons and children have also been asked to shift to specially set up camps, a government spokesman has said.

He said all the employees deployed for flood control have been asked to report for duty immediately.

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An Indian paramilitary soldier walks through a flooded street following heavy rains in Srinagar on Sunday. AP

If the water level breaches 23 feet mark, the state will have to undertake a massive rescue operations and evacuate people from areas adjoining the river.

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