CHRONOL­OGY OF A DIS­AS­TER

Down to Earth - - COVER STORY -

Au­gust 30 A cy­clonic cir­cu­la­tion cou­pled with a fresh Western dis­tur­bance moves to­wards J&K Septem­ber 1-2 Rain­fall starts in J&K

Septem­ber 3 Land­slides claim 10 lives across the state. The Jhelum flows a me­tre above the dan­ger mark

Septem­ber 4 The Jhelum rises to 5.43 me­tre above the dan­ger

level. Flash floods in Ra­jouri claim 50 lives Septem­ber 5 Cloud­burst in the catch­ment area of Doodh Ganga. Jhelum breaches

em­bank­ment Septem­ber 6 Wa­ter level reaches 7-8 me­tres in parts of Srinagar. Res­cue

op­er­a­tions start Septem­ber 7 Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi calls the flood a `na­tional calamity' Septem­ber 9 Death toll stands at 215 Septem­ber 11

Flood­wa­ter starts re­ced­ing

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