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Patiala tops list of villages hit by recent floods; 27,286 evacuations carried out


Chandigarh, July 27: The State Government machinery has been working round the clock in flood affected areas. The situation has improved in most of the areas but some places are still under the floods.

According to the records of the revenue department, a total of 1473 villages in the state have been affected by floods so far. Among them, 458 villages of Patiala, 268 villages of SAS Nagar, 364 villages of Rupnagar, 30 Moga, 41 Hoshiarpur, 28 Ludhiana, 32 Sangrur, 92 Ferozepur, 13 Kapurthala, 77 Jalandhar, 20 SBS Nagar, 22 Fazilka, 21 Mansa and 7 villages of Gurdaspur district have been affected by floods.

A total of 27,286 persons have been evacuated and taken to safe places till date. An official spokesperson informed that a total of 159 relief camps are running in the state, in which 1319 people are staying. Maximum 484 people are staying in the relief camps of Mansa district.

He further informed that dry food packets are also being distributed to the people in the flood affected areas. Total 19 districts have affected/are suffering from floods including Tarn Taran, Ferozepur, Fatehgarh Sahib, Faridkot, Hoshiarpur, Rupnagar, Kapurthala, Patiala, Moga, Ludhiana, SAS. Nagar, Jalandhar, Sangrur, SBS. Nagar, Fazilka, Gurdaspur, Mansa, Pathankot and Bathinda.

According to the reports received by the revenue department from different districts, a total of 43 people have lost their lives due to floods in the state while 19 people have been injured.

On July 26, a total of 1517 animals were treated in the state and 682 animals were vaccinated by Animal Husbandry Department.

Similarly, the teams of the health department are working in the flood-affected areas with full attention. According to the spokesperson, 413 Rapid Response Teams (RRT) have been working at flood affected areas. The health department has set up 181 medical camps in the affected areas and OPD is 6365.



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