Kashmir Floods
Men remove water from a water-logged shop after incessant rains in Srinagar. [Representational Image]Reuters


12:30 pm: Flood alert has been issued in Jammu & Kashmir's Pulwama district as well. Heavy rains have continued to lash the area for the last two days.

Original Story: The Meteorological Department sounded flood alert late on Wednesday night in Anantnag and Pulwama districts, as water level in Jhelum has crossed the danger mark at Sangam in south Kashmir.

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Asgar Samoon said that the low lying areas in south Kashmir are flooded. Those living in and around the flood prone areas have been asked to shift to safer places.

The incessant rainfall has resulted in the rise of water level in the two districts and the Met department has predicted more rains in the next 48 hours in the region.

At around 3 am, the water level in Jhelum at Sangam was recorded at 25.30 feet, which is 2.30 feet above the danger mark, a police officer said according to PTI. 

The water level at Ram Munshibagh was recorded at 17.10 feet. If rain continues to lash the area, water level is likely to hit the danger mark of 19 feet.

Divisional administration will review the situation in the affected areas on Thursday morning, Samoon said.

The disastrous flood in September, 2014, in several parts of Kashmir caused heavy loss to both life and property. More than 250 people were killed and thousands were displaced as their houses were either destroyed or submerged in flood water.