Yamuna likely to flood Delhi

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Yamuna likely to flood Delhi
New Delhi, Sep 12: After two days of incessant rain, Yamuna river is likely to cross the danger mark and flood low-lying areas along the bank in New Delhi on Saturday, Sep 12.

"By 0800 hrs IST today (Saturday), the water level in Yamuna had reached 204.55 metres. At 204 metres we had sounded a flood alert. The water level is likely to reach 205.05 metres - above the danger mark, by 1000 hrs IST today (Saturday)," a government official was quoted as saying in a news agency report.

"A warning has been issued to all the civic agencies to take precautionary measures and to evacuate people in the low-lying areas adjacent to the river," the official added.

On Friday, Sep 11, the Delhi government issued a flood warning and has directed flood control department to start evacuating people from low lying areas and especially areas adjacent to the Yamuna river.

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