Jammu and Kashmir is battling with massive floods that have claimed the lives of over 110 people so far. Assessing the current situation, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that the water level in Jammu is decreasing. However, he also maintained that the situation in Kashmir has worsened adding that “even the first floor is under water in some places.”
“Medical teams have been deployed in the field. Four Principal Secretary level officers will be deployed for assessing the damage,” Omar assured. Civil Secretariat and Lal Chowk areas are also under water in Srinagar.
Omar also appealed to people not panic and stay above water level, we will definitely reach out to them.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached Jammu to take stock of the situation in the flood hit areas. He is expected to undertake an aerial survey, and go to Kashmir later in the day to assess the damage.