Incessant rainfall triggers another flood panic in valley

KL Report


The latest drizzle has set off flood alarms ringing over Valley and thus creating a panic in people akin to last year’s September flood.

The rising water level in Jhelum has forced many people to shift toward the safer zones.

Earlier the deputy chief minister Nirmal Singh informed in a handout that at Ram Munshibagh, the water level stands at 12.6 feet against alarm level of 16 feet, while as at Asham the water level has been recorded as 8.50 feet against alarm level of 30 feet. “Administration is on full alert in the wake of heavy rains in valley and the situation is being monitored continuously,” Singh told the legislative assembly.

Singh further said Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed was on way to Srinagar to personally monitor the situation arising due to incessant rains in the Valley.

The incessant rainfall triggered landslides and floods and thus forced authorities to close the Highway.

The MeT department has issued fresh warning of floods and landslides in valley.

Earlier as per reports, 80 houses and 99 families have been evacuated in Budgam.

Amid all this, the deputy chief minister said people should not panic and assured that all precautionary measures have been put in place.


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