No flood threat to Kashmir Valley: MeT

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 3/30/2015 12:41:59 AM

SRINAGAR, Mar 29: Sonam Lotus, director of the meteorological office, today said there is no flood threat to the Kashmir Valley.
Talking to media, he said, "Although there has been a rise in the water level of rivers and streams in the Kashmir Valley due to overnight incessant rains, there is no reason to worry.”
Lotus added that every downpour and precipitation does not bring a flood. “There is little likelihood of any flood in the valley because of the current western disturbance. There will be a decrease in precipitation tomorrow onwards,” he said.
The director said another western disturbance is likely to hit the state on April 2 but that is going to be weaker than the present one.
"Therefore, I do not think we are facing a flood threat this time although mountain streams need to be watched for any sudden rise that can cause local damage and trigger landslide," he said.
Lotus, however, advised people to exercise caution on the Srinagar-Jammu highway which he said could get blocked due to landslides in Ramban district.



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