Kashmir Flood: Water Level Receding at Sangam, Increasing In Srinagar

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Water level at 3 pm:

Sangam 21.55 feet – 0.45  21 feet

Ram Munshibagh 19.70 feet  +0.10  18 feet
Asham 12.16 feet + 0.25  
14 feet

2: 30 pm:Home Minister Rajnath Singh rings up Mufti Sayeed; assures all help

 

2: 10 pm: Youth washed away in flash floods in Udhampur

1:00 pm: Water level in Jhelum starts receding at Sangam in South Kashmir: Education Minister Naeem Akhtar

12: 20 pm: Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed reaches Lal Chowk in Srinagar; takes stock of the situation

Mufti Sayeed in Srinagar

11: 40 am: Flood water from flood channel inundates the premises of Jhelum Valley College Hospital in Bemina.

11: 35 am: Jhelum has crossed flood alert level at several places: Dy. CM informs House

11:00 am: Jhelum water level at 10 am:
Sangam – 22.45 feet (Danger level 21)
Ram Munshibagh – 19.3 feet (Danger level 18)
Asham – 11.58 feet (Alarm level 13, Danger level 14)

10: 35 am: Prime Minister deputes Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi to Kashmir for assessment of flood situation.

10: 25 am: At least eight people died after two residential houses collapsed in central Kashmir’s Budgam district. Eight bodies pulled out from rubble. 13 more people missing.

Jhelum has crossed the danger marks of 18ft and 22ft at Ram Munshibagh and Sangam respectively at 7 am due to incessant rains overnight, said Chief Engineer Irrigation and Flood Control Kashmir on Monday morning.

Ghanta Ghar

“Accordingly the authorities have declared that Kashmir has been flooded and people living in low lying areas, especially in and around Jhelum have been advised to move to safer areas,” an official handout quoted him as saying.

The government, it said, has put forth men and machinery into service to help the people affected by the floods.

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