Flood alert in Kashmir: Jhelum river crosses danger mark (Video)

A flood alert has been issued in Kashmir on June 25, as the Jhelum river water level crossed the danger mark of 19 feet following heavy rain at Sangam in south Kashmir. As this ANI video shows, the Anantnag and Pulwama districts also witnessed heavy rainfall and and were also issued a flood alert on June 24. People living near flood prone areas in both the districts have been advised to shift to safer areas.

“The water level at Sangam was 25.30 feet at 3 am, more that 2 feet above the danger mark of 23. The river was flowing at 17.10 feet at Ram Munshibagh in Srinagar closing in on the danger mark of 19 feet,” said officials in Kashmir.

Shopkeepers closed shops and people rushed home after water everywhere following 18 hours of rain. This reminded residents of the 2014 floods of Kashmir and people are scared. Moreover, the MeT department has predicted more rainfall in the next two days in Kashmir. Watch the video to know more. (Photo and video courtesy: ANI)