The Jammu and Kashmir government Thursday sounded flood alert in the state after three days of incessant rain. Hundreds of villages have been inundated and River Jhelum has been flowing four feet above danger mark in Srinagar.
Authorities are busy evacuating people from Mehjoor Nagar area of the city. The people living near the flood channel and Jehlum are under a continuous fear.
The situation is particularly grim in south Kashmir, the police and local administration have rescued dozens of people from the Kulgam district. Poonch, Rajouri and Reasi – on the Jammu side – and Kulgam and Shopian – both in the valley – have been receiving heavy rain which has affected normal life in these areas.
Near about one hundred villages are flooded and over 100 people rescued so far from the flood-hit regions of the state.
According to the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir a large number of houses and other buildings have been damaged in the flash floods, landslides and rains.
Authorities have deployed over a dozen of Disaster Management and rescue teams in all the districts of Jammu region and water level is being continuously monitored by the flood control rooms.