Monday, March 30, 2015

Jhelum crosses danger mark in Srinagar
Mar 30,  12:48 PM

Jammu and Kashmir government today declared a flood situation in Kashmir Valley as Jhelum river crossed the danger mark in Srinagar following incessant rains. According to the Chief Engineer Irrigation and Flood Control Kashmir, river Jhelum crossed the danger mark of 18 feet and 22 feet at Ram Munshibagh and Sangam respectively at 7 AM. Accordingly the authorities have declared that Kashmir is facing a flood situation and people living in low lying areas, especially in and around Jhelum, have been advised to move to safer areas.

Elderly persons and children have also been asked to shift to specially set up camps. Two houses sunk into ground at Chadoora area in Budgam district of Kashmir. 16 people are reported to be trapped inside. The government today decided to shut all schools up to class 12 for today and tomorrow in the wake of flood alert. All University and Board of School Examinations scheduled for today and tomorrow have also been postponed. AIR correspondent reports that the State government has put forth men and machinery into service to help the people affected by the floods.

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