According to MET department officials, Srinagar received 83.9 mm rain and snowfall over the past 24 hours while Kokernag in south Kashmir received 69.9 mm of rains in the corresponding period.
Pahalgam, also in south Kashmir, recorded rainfall of 64.2 mm of rains in the past 24 hours, the officials said.
However, water level in River Jhelum and its tributaries started to recede on Friday after rainfall stopped late on Thursday night, easing flood fears in Kashmir, officials said. The water level in Jhelum started to recede around 3 am at Sangam in South Kashmir, the officials said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also spoke to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti about the situation and assured her of support from the Central government. Read the full story here.
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