Flood alert sounded in Kashmir valley, Jehlum River crosses danger mark Print
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altJPNN/Srinagar / Mar 30, 2015 /Jehlum river today crossed danger level in Srinagar and Sangam area of South Kashmir with heavy rains lashing most parts of the state which sounded an alert asking people to move to safer places.A senior official said water level of river Jhelum at 6 AM at Sangam (South Kashmir) and Ram Munshi Bagh (Srinagar city) has touched 22'.4 feet and 18'.8 feet respectively. Danger level at Sangam is 21 feet and at Ram Munshi Bagh it is

18 feet.People living on the banks of the river Jhelum have been asked to remain alert and advised to move to safer places. Old persons and children have also been asked to shift to specially set up camps, a government spokesman has said.He said all the employees deployed for flood control have been asked to report for duty immediately.If the water level breaches 23 feet mark, the state will have to undertake a massive rescue operations and evacuate people from areas adjoining the river.A government spokesman said that people living on the banks of the river Jhelum have been asked to remain alert and vigilant. Old persons and children have also been advised to move to safer places or camps that have been established in the Valley.The spokesman quoted a communication from Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, which said, "Water levels of river Jhelum on 29-03-2015 at 2100 hrs at Sangam (South Kashmir) and Ram Munshi Bagh (Srinagar city) have touched 18'.4 feet and 16'.0 feet respectively."He said all the employees deployed for flood control duty have been asked to report to their duties immediately.If the water level breaches 23 feet mark, the state will have to undertake a massive rescue operations and evacuate people from areas adjoining the river.

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