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Governor calls for emergency flood management meeting

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Srinagar: Governor NN Vohra has called for an emergency meeting at his residence on Saturday to discuss the arising flood like situation across Kashmir after two days of continuous rainfall.

Many parts of Kashmir have been receiving heavy rainfall since the last two days. The first batch of Amarnath Yatra was also halted at Baltal on Thursday due to severe waterlogging.

Incessant rain in the Baltal Sonamarg area in Ganderbal district and Nunwan Pahalgam area in Islamabad district has made the roads slippery and unsafe.

A flood alert has also been sounded by the officials in central Kashmir after the water level in river Jehlum increases.

Meanwhile, the administration announced that all schools in Kashmir division will remain closed as a precautionary measure.

“In view of the incessant rains, inclement weather and as a precautionary measure all schools in Kashmir division to remain closed today,” officials said.

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