CM conducts aerial survey of flood-affected areas

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Nellore, Nov 1 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy today directed the officials to immediately distribute relief materials to the flood victims, affected by heavy rains that lashed the South Coastal Andhra Pradesh, following a depression in the Bay of Bengal.

The Chief Minister, who made an aerial survey of the flood-ravaged areas in the district, said the government would provide Rs 4,000 for the renovation of damaged houses and 20 kg of rice and five litres of kerosene to every affected family in the district.

He assured that the government would provide all necessary help to the affected people. The Chief Minister also held a review meeting with district officials to ascertain the damages and crop loss.

According to official sources, 199 people stranded in waters in ten locations, were rescued.

In all, 25 people died in the flash floods in Nellore, Chittoor and Kadapa districts. As many as 533 villages bore the brunt of the monsoon fury.

The worst-hit Nellore district accounted for 17 deaths, followed by Kadapa with seven and one death in Chittoor. The Nellore district administration had opened 262 relief camps.

As per the official records, 650 houses were fully damaged, 143 severely damaged and 817 partially damaged in the district. A total of Rs 26 lakh would be distributed for the fully damaged houses, Rs 4.29 lakh for the severely damaged and Rs 16.34 lakh for the partially damaged houses in the district, the chief minister said.


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