PM Modi reached out to Mehbooba at a time when Jammu and Kashmir is facing a flood threat, with Jhelum being in spate.
Spoke to J&K CM @MehboobaMufti on the flood situation in the state. Offered all possible support from Centre in dealing with the situation.- Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) April 7, 2017
Though the water level in river Jhelum and it's tributaries started to recede this morning, after rainfall stopped last night, easing fears of a flood in Jammu and Kashmir. The water level in Jhelum started to recede at around 3:00 am at Sangam in South Kashmir, however, the situation in Srinagar hasn't improved much, officials said.
While the water level at Ram Munshi Bagh in Srinagar was still increasing marginally, it is expected to recede in a couple of hours, they said.
The highest water level at Sangam was recorded at 22.10 feet at around 2:00 am while it was 21.70 feet at 7:00 am this morning, they said. The water level in tributaries like Veishov, Rambiara and Lidder streams has receded substantially in the past six hours, officials said.
Yesterday, the water level in river Jhelum had crossed the 'flood declaration' mark at Ram Munshi Bagh in Srinagar, prompting authorities to set up emergency control rooms, even as 17 people were rescued from flash floods in Poonch.
Kashmir had witnessed unprecedented floods in 2014 when most of the residential areas, including in Srinagar, were inundated by waters up to the level of several feet.