Jammu Kashmir Weather Update Landslide And Flood Due To Heavy Rain School Colleges Closed In Kishtwar

Heavy rains in many parts of Jammu and Kashmir have...

Heavy rains in many parts of Jammu and Kashmir have increased the problems of the people. The strategically important Jammu-Srinagar National Highway had to be closed due to floods and landslides. Hundreds of vehicles are stuck on the highway and schools have been closed in Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban districts. Officials said a house collapsed in Ramban district. However, there was no casualty in the accident. He claimed that the police rescued five people trapped due to inundation in Ans river of Reasi district.

Jhelum river above danger mark

Doda district administration has declared high alert in many areas of the hill district. At the same time, this is also the case in the valley where the Jhelum river is flowing above the danger mark and in Srinagar, Tuesday was the coldest day in 50 years in the month of June. “We have had to declare a high alert in areas around Chenab river and its tributaries and slopes and slippery areas of Ramban and Doda districts,” an official said. The 270-km-long highway remained closed for the second consecutive day on Wednesday due to heavy rains in Ramban-Udhampur sector, causing landslides at over 30 places on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, officials said. Because of this, hundreds of vehicles got stuck.

Mughal road closed due to landslide

He said that the Mughal Road, an alternate route connecting Poonch and Rajouri districts of Jammu region with Shopian district of south Kashmir, has also been closed for traffic due to landslides. Besides Doda, the deputy commissioners of Ramban and Kishtwar districts have also ordered closure of all educational institutions up to the higher secondary level, including private schools, for a day, an official said. Ramban district deputy commissioner Musarat Alam said on Twitter, “In view of heavy rains and overflowing rivers and landslides at many places, all schools in Ramban district including higher secondary schools will remain closed today.”

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Flood like situation in Kishtwar

Kishtwar District Development Commissioner Ashok Sharma said, “I have directed CEO Kishtwar to keep all educational institutions in Kishtwar district closed today.” Officials said a kutcha house collapsed in Dachhan, but all the people living in it were safe. In view of the flood-like situation, the Deputy Commissioners of these districts have asked people to stay in their homes. According to officials, there has been snowfall in the higher reaches, which has created cold conditions. Officials said that Jammu and Kashmir regions are receiving heavy rains. Officials in Srinagar said that the water level in most of the reservoirs in Kashmir has increased due to heavy rains since the last four days.

River Jhelum at Sangam in Anantnag district crossed the danger mark on Wednesday. He said that people from low-lying areas have been started to move to safer places. The people of the Valley are worried about floods due to heavy rains in Kashmir, while snowfall in the higher reaches, including the Amarnath cave temple, has led to a sharp drop in the day temperature. Officials said the water level at Sangam in Anantnag district was measured at 18.18 feet, which is slightly above the danger mark of 18 feet. The Vaishava stream, which mainly flows through Kulgam district, is also flowing above the danger mark. Officials said that the water level started receding from 10 am.

Snowfall in the upper reaches and rain in the plains brought the mercury down considerably, with Srinagar recording the coldest day in June in nearly 50 years. Srinagar recorded a maximum temperature of 15 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, which is 14.2 degrees below the normal temperature at this time of the year. According to the data available with the Srinagar-based India Meteorological Department, the coldest day in June was recorded in 2015 when the maximum temperature was 15.2 degrees Celsius. According to the Meteorological Center in Jammu, heavy rain has been forecast in Kishtwar district, which may disrupt air and road traffic.

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