After the northeastern states, now Gujarat and Jammu and Kashmir are reeling under the wave of floods. Major rivers in Rajouri, Nowshera and Poonch in Jammu are in spate and normal life has been thrown out of gear. Bridges and roads have also been damaged due to high currents.
According to Hamid, a junior engineer posted in Rajouri district, at around 6:40 am, the water level where rivers Sutoh and Darali join each other, rose completely and flood-like conditions were created. A temporary bridge on the main highway near Rajouri got partially damaged whereas a footover bridge over the Suktoh river was badly damaged, affecting the vehicular movement.
A cloudburst in Poonch led to flooding in the surrounding areas on Wednesday morning where a Tata Sumo swept away. Three more vehicles were damaged due to cloudburst. Similar situation has occurred in Naushera, Anantnag due to cloudburst.
Flash floods in Rajouri pic.twitter.com/dUvgEybrNQ— Neyaz Elahi (@neyazelahi) August 26, 2020
Things are worse in Jammu division than in the valley. The condition has worsened after the rains since Tuesday night in Gandhinagar, Jammu. Stones are scattered on the roads and movement has been affected. Water has also entered a hospital in RS Pura of Jammu division. Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department has also issued a landslide warning in the hilly areas of Jammu and Kashmir and people have been advised to stay in homes due to heavy rains.