Rains cause flash floods in Jammu and Kashmir
Rains cause flash floods in Jammu and Kashmir

Rains cause flash floods in Jammu and Kashmir

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Heavy rains hit parts of Jammu and Kashmir causing floods and landslides in many areas of the Union Territory. The Flood and Irrigation Department issued a flood warning on Jhelum River when the water level exceeded the 21-foot mark in Sangam, Anantnag district, a flood warning sign.

Due to heavy rain, the district administration has suspended all primary, middle and secondary schools in Anantnag, Kulgam, Shopian, Pulwama, Kupwara, Baramulla, Bandipura and Ramban districts.

low-lying areas in srinagar city Other parts of the valley are subject to flooding as the higher areas are threatened by floods and landslides. However, the Department of Meteorology (MeT) expected an improvement in the weather as of this afternoon.

Many parts of North Kashmir, including Bandipura, have seen snowfall and authorities have deployed machinery and equipment to clear the snow from the roads. The road to the Amarnath Shrine saw snow on the Paltal side. The town of Bmina in Srinagar was experiencing a sudden flood.

A breach of a temporary diversion was also reported along the banks of the Vaishov Stream. The Doodhganga River also flowed near the flood warning level at Barzulla, in the heart of the city’s civil lines district.

Authorities have issued a flood alert in Srinagar after the water level in Jhelum crossed the 16-foot mark in Ram Munshibagh here. Quoting an official from the Kashmir Flood Control and Irrigation Department, GNS news agency reported that the Jhelum River was flowing at 16.21 feet in Ram Munshibagh, 0.21 feet above the 16 feet warning level and 1.69 feet below the 18 feet flood stage. .

With regard to some tributaries, the official said, the water level in Fishu in Khadwani decreased from 10.7 m at noon to 9.71 m at 2 pm which is still above the danger mark of 7.0 meters there. The Nala Leader near Patkot was flowing at 1.19m for 1.21m at noon, Dodjanga Nala at Przuola was flowing at 2.78m against a critical 3.8m mark, the Indus Nala at Dodrama was flowing at 3.27m for 3.36m at noon which was above the 3.5m mark m when the alarm sounds there and 3.65 m (when the flood is announced).

He said the Nala sukhna flow in Arizal was at 0.52 m (subsiding) vs. 1.3 (flood warning) and 1.8 m (flood), Firouzpura Nala in Drung in Tangmarg was flowing at 1.30 m (subsiding) vs. (1.85 m when the flood warning went off) )/2.0 m (when flood declared) while the flow of Pohru Nallah at Seelu was 3.56 m (rise) versus 4.2 m (flood warning) and 4.6 m (when flood declared).

in BodghamAt least 52 sheep, eight horses and five cows died due to clouds and inclement weather in the upper forest areas of Budgam district in central Kashmir, authorities said.

Budgam district sheep officer Dr Ashraf told Kashmir.com news agency that based on initial details in Deshkhil, Dorian, Lathermand, Ayud, Korig and other upper districts of Budgam district, at least 52 sheep have died in the past two days due to the rains. and inclement weather.

The death toll may rise over time as there is no mobile access in the areas where these Bedouin families tend the animals, he said, adding that a large-scale rescue operation is underway in these areas.

in Udhampur, they said a 150-foot cliff on the Jammu-Srinagar highway was swept away on Wednesday near Toldi Nala, 16 kilometers from the city of Udhampur. Many machines took part in the work to repair the patch of road that had been swept away by the flash floods on the Tawi River.

Reports say more than 30 landslides and mudslides on the Ramban-Udhampur section of the highway have closed the motorway. Several internal roads in Jammu and Kashmir Valley were also closed to traffic.

β€œThe chances of the roads opening today are slim. There are no reports of loss of life,” they said. β€œThe Jammu-Srinagar highway is closed due to more fires and landslides in several places in Ramban district,” a traffic officer said.

Kashmir floods

Wednesday was the wettest June day in 122 years in Udhampur, with 119.4 mm of rain. At 121 mm, rainfall over Batuti equaled the record set on June 25, 2015. Banihal (100 mm) and Anantnag (75 mm) recorded the wettest June day since 2012 on Wednesday.

in RambanA house collapsed, but fortunately there were no casualties in the accident. However, five people were trapped in flash floods in Anas River in Risi district but were rescued by police.

Amid torrential rains, Ramban and Kishtwar district authorities closed all educational institutions up to secondary level, including private schools during the day. “All schools in the Ramban district, including upper secondary schools, will remain closed today due to heavy rain, water flooding and landslides in several places,” Deputy Commissioner Ramban Misrat Islam wrote on Twitter.

Other places in the Union Territory where precipitation has been reported include Qazigund (75 mm), Srinagar Airport (62.4 mm), Jammu City (45 mm), and Paderoh (42 mm).

Severe alerts were issued in several areas in the mountainous areas of Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban and also in Jammu, Udhampur, Raisi and Pulwama where the water level in the rivers was rising rapidly.

According to the Indian Meteorological Department, Srinagar on Tuesday recorded the coldest June day in 48 years. Srinagar on Tuesday recorded a high of 15 degrees Celsius, the coldest June day since 1975. With a daytime temperature of 15 degrees Celsius, the temperature in Srinagar was 14.2 degrees lower than usual.

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Kashmir floods

“Tuesday’s maximum temperature is 14.2 degrees above normal. 15 degrees Celsius is very common in February in Srinagar. High areas of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh have seen new snowfall for the past three days. Cold winds blowing,” said a Meteorological Ministry official. On the valley of the snow-capped mountains the temperature has lowered inland.

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