इंडियन आवाज़     25 Feb 2024 04:36:08      انڈین آواز

Kashmir faces flood situation as Jhelum crosses danger mark


Kashmir Valley in Jammu and Kashmir is facing severe floof situatuin as Jhelum river crossed the danger mark in Srinagar following incessant rains. All schools in the Valley have been closed for two days after heavy rains inundated large areas. 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. State government has put forth men and machinery into service to help the people affected by the floods. 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, thereby trapping 16 people. Rescue teams of Army and Police have reached the spot and efforts are on to bring out the trapped people. Meanwhile, 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.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today took stock of the flood like situation in Kashmir. He has sent a high level team of officials, along with minister of State for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi to assess the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

Meanwhile, Director General National Disaster Response Force O.P. Singh said that there was no reason to panic as four teams are on a standby for the same. Mr Singh said the good thing is that there has been no rainfall in the state from the last couple of hours. He, however, said two fully equipped teams are being sent as a precautionary measure.

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