Floods declared in J&K, rescue operations underway

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Srinagar, March 30: Jammu and Kashmir government declared floods in the Valley on Monday morning after River Jhelum crossed the danger mark due to heavy rainfall in the Valley.

Avalanche warning has also been issued for next 24 hours in avalanche prone areas in Jammu and Kashmir such as Kupwara, Ganderbal and Kargil . Centre has assured of full support to the state.

Also read: Flood alert sounded in Kashmir Valley after Jhelum crosses danger mark

J&K govt declares floods in the state

Evacuation process has begun along the banks of Jhelum and other parts of the state where people are stranded. 100 NDRF personnel have been sent as part of the rescue operations.

Meanwhile, fresh landslide was reported from Udampur. J&K CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed called for a meeting on Monday morning to asses the situation in the state. Deputy CM said that there was no need panic.

As the Met dept predicted heavy rainfall for another six days, people were asked to move to safer places. On the other hand, PM Narendra Modi has sent a high level team of officials along with MoS for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi to assess flood like situation in Kashmir.

A flood alert was issued on Sunday after River Jhelum crossed the danger mark and the water level rose.

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