Jammu and Kashmir was trying to forget and overcome the crisis and the loss caused by the floods of last September 2014. All schools were closed and exams were postponed as the state government declared a flood in Kashmir. The rain has now stopped and the water is receding. Late last night, water levels crossed the danger mark in the river Jhelum, causing panic in a region devastated by floods six months ago that left some 250 people dead and destroyed thousands of homes. Reports said shikaras, or wooden boats, have been moved to various police stations for possible rescue operations if the flooding worsens. This year, in large parts of India, March has been the wettest month in more than a century, wrecking millions of hectares of winter crops. "I hope and pray that we don't have to face the situation we faced in September. But there is no loss of communication or any major loss to roads," said former chief minister Omar Abdullah. 16 people are missing after mudslides triggered by rain buried homes in parts of the Valley like Budgam. At least 10 were buried in the debris of one house.