Jammu, Aug 7: Authorities issued a flood alert on Sunday in the wake of heavy rains continued for past 24 hours in Jammu city, causing many rivers and water bodies to rise above danger level.
“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 here.
“The Tawi river was flowing at 18 feet on Sunday morning, which is the danger mark,” an official said.
“Chenab river was flowing above the danger level at 30 feet,” he added.
Landslides in the Ramban district resulted in the blockage on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway.
Traffic on the highway has been suspended on Sunday, the official said.