Flood alert in Jammu after incessant rains

  • IANS, Jammu
  • Updated: Aug 07, 2016 16:25 IST
Water overflows the banks of the Tawi river in Jammu on Sunday. (Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo)

Authorities sounded a flood alert on Sunday after incessant rains continued for over 24 hours in Jammu city, causing many rivers and water bodies to swell.

“A flood alert has been sounded and all departments concerned with flood protection duties were asked to keep their field staff ready,” a district administration official said in Jammu.

“The Tawi river was flowing at 18 feet on Sunday morning, which is the danger mark. Chenab river was flowing above the danger level at 30 feet,” an official said.

Landslides in the Ramban district have blocked the Jammu-Srinagar national highway.

Traffic on the highway was on Sunday, the official said.

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