State Chief Secretary Mohammad Iqbal Khanday apprised the Union Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth of the existing situation and measures being taken to combat any eventuality in detail through a video conference, an official spokesman said here.

"The administration is fully alert and every step is being taken to safeguard public life and property," the Chief Secretary added.

He informed the Centre that after a brief pause it was raining again but the water level in Srinagar was gradually receding and the river was flowing below the danger mark.

However, the MeT office predictions are a cause for concern and government has geared up its men and machinery to combat any eventuality, he cited.

He mentioned that essentials have been adequately stocked for distribution. Meanwhile, the authorities issued an avalanche warning in the avalanche prone areas of seven districts of the Valley following fresh snowfall in the high altitude region.

Quoting a communication received from the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, the official spokesman said the avalanche warning exists for next 24 hours in the avalanche prone areas of Anantnag, Kulgam, Pulwama, Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora and Ganderbal districts.

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