Flood alert sounded in Kashmir valley

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Despite improvement in weather, authorities Wednesday sounded a flood alert in Srinagar after the level of water in Jhelum touched the alert level of 18 ft at Ram Munshibagh.

“The water level at Ram Munshibagh has touched the flood declaration mark of 18 ft, as such the habitation residing along the embankments of the River Jhelum/Nallahs and low lying areas of Central Kashmir (Srinagar) are advised to remain vigilant, ” an official handout said.

 Earlier, Jhelum had crossed the 21 ft alert level at Sangam in south Kashmir.

 Incessant rains lashed Kashmir valley for more than 20 hours from the evening of September 21, reviving fears of last year’s floods.

The gauge at 1pm read as follows:

 Sangam = 21.90 ft (Orange), Ram Munshibagh = 18.10 ft (Orange) and Asham = 7.58 ft (Green)

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