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Jammu KashmirSchool across Ramban district closed

School across Ramban district closed

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“All schools across Ramban district, including higher secondary schools, shall remain closed today in view of the heavy rainfall and overflowing of nallahs and mudslides at several locations,” Deputy Commissioner Ramban Mussarat Islam said in a tweet.

Officials said one kutcha house in Dachhan collapsed but all is occupants were safe. The high-altitude areas, meanwhile, have witnessed snowfall triggering cold wave conditions, according to officials.

“The decision was taken in view of heavy rainfall resulting in flash floods and mudslides beside there was warning related to adverse with indication of another spell of heavy rainfall during the day today which may lead to landslides and shooting stones,” said ADC Bhadarwah Dil Mir Choudhary.

“As a part of advisory in view of hostile weather condition and reports submitted by tehsildars, I have directed CEO Kishtwar to close all educational institutions in District Kishtwar today. We will assess the situation later in the day for further decision,” said District Development Commissioner Kishtwar Ashok Sharma.

“As of now, there is no report of any damage from any part of the district,” the DDC said. The deputy commissioners of these districts have issued advisories asking people to remain indoors in view of flood-like situation developed in the mountainous belts. Heavy rains continue to lash the plains of the region, bringing the temperature down, officials said.

According to a weather office forecast, heavy rain is predicted in Kishtwar district which may cause temporary disruption of air and surface traffic mainly on the highway and hilly roads, besides land landslides and shooting stones in vulnerable spots of highway, according to the advisory issued by the district administration. “District police Kishtwar has established a help desk and people are advised to stay at home and not to venture out of their home unnecessarily,” it said.

In its advisory, the Doda district administration asked people to remain careful of slides and slips on the roads due to heavy rains and it being a hilly terrain.
“Public at large is advised not to venture out and avoid unnecessary travel by road. All people residing in slide-prone areas are advised to remain vigilant and report any mishap to the administration,” the advisory said.

The administration has also declared high alert in several areas in the mountainous Doda district. “As a precautionary measure we have been forced to declare high alert in areas close to river Chenab and its tributaries, and also on slopes and slide prone areas of Ramban and Doda districts,” an official said.

The district administrations have also issued helpline numbers for public in case of any emergency.

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