Srinagar, July 28: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a severe weather alert for Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday forecasting widespread heavy rain that can cause flash floods, landslides and also waterlogging in low lying areas. Cloudburst in Jammu And Kashmir: 6 Dead, 40 People Missing in Honzan Village of Kishtwar.

Sonam Lotus, director of the IMD here said, "At present it is cloudy at most places of J&K with thunderstorms and rain at some places of Poonch, Rajouri, Reasi and neighbourhood.

"Widespread intermittent rain most likely to continue till 30th. Heavy to very heavy rain is also possible at some places.

"This may lead to flash floods, Mudslide, Landslide and waterlogging in low lying areas.

"Accordingly, people are once again advised to remain alert and very cautious as water levels has risen in all rivers. Don't venture out on hilly and landslides, Mudslide prone areas".

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jul 28, 2021 11:12 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website