Heavy monsoon rains began on September 2, 2014 in Jammu and Kashmir region leading to heavy flooding. On past September 3 a border security officer and five others were killed in landslides and flash floods triggered by heavy rains in the Jammu region. The Jammu and Kashmir government sounded a flood alert for the state on September 4 after three days that incessant rain had flooded 23 villages. By September 6 the flooding was recognised as the worst in 50 years and the death toll had risen to 150. (September 11 reports claimed that it was the worst flood in 109 years).