As Jhelum Levels Surge, Srinagar be Vigilant



As the flood has been declared in South Kashmir with villages and low lying areas submerging in rising waters, central Kashmir has to remain vigilant now.

Fresh reports said that Jhelum is surging above 23ft at Sangam in South Kashmir while in Srinagar at ram Munshibagh, water level has crossed 14.5ft.

It is yet to pass a year that Kashmir is facing a flood threat again. Last year in September, Srinagar was submerged in waters up to the levels of 25 feet at some places.

An advisory issued by Irrigation and Flood Control Department said that low lying areas of central Kashmir have to remain vigilant now.

Reports coming from South Kashmir’s Qazigund said that a residential house along with a cowshed were washed away in flash floods in YK Pora area. However, the reports added, there was no report of any casualties.

South Kashmir’s Islamabad town is gripped in panic with people, especially shopkeepers shifting merchandise to safer locations.

“Dangerpora, Achajipora and Danter areas of the town have submerged in waters and people are being shifted to safer places,” a local from the area said.

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