Govt Sounds Alert as incessant rains hit Kashmir

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SRINAGAR:  Jammu and Kashmir today sounded an alert for people living in low-lying areas and along banks of river Jhelum, after water level crossed the flood declaration level of 21 feet, at Sangam in south Kashmir due to continuous rains.

“The habitation along the embankments of river Jhelum / Nallahs (streams) and low-lying areas of south and central Kashmir are advised to remain vigilant,” an order issued by the Chief Engineer of Irrigation and Flood Control stated this morning.

The gauge at Sangam in Anantnag district had crossed the flood declaration level of 21 feet due to continuous rains since Monday evening, the official said.

In view of the situation, the staff on flood duty in south and central Kashmir have been asked to report to their respective beats.

The Valley witnessed continuous rains since Monday with some upper reaches receiving fresh snowfall.

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