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Naveen reviews flood situation; directs to provide cooked food

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today reviewed the situation in three flood-hit districts Ganjam, Gajapati and Rayagada  due to cyclone Titli, and directed the district authorities to provide cooked food to the affected people for the next seven days.In a high level meeting at the state secretariat, the Chief Minister talked to the districts collectors of Ganjam, Gajapati and Rayagada through video conferencing and was apprised of the situation there.
Patnaik asked the district Collectors to expedite the rescue operations and provide all sorts of assistance including healthcare services in the affected areas. He also asked the Collectors to submit damage assessment report to the Special Relief Commissioner within 7 days.
During meeting, Ganjam collector urged the CM for helicopter assistance for rescue and relief operations in the affected areas of the district.
Similarly, Gajapati collector sought more fire service personnel for rescue operations. Besides, Rayagada Collector also apprised about the situation and the steps undertaken.During the meeting the Chief Minister instructed that the flood situation in the districts of Ganjam, Rayagada and Gajapati need to be constantly monitored and the breaches developed in river embankments should be closed as soon as possible.All the services will be functional within 72 hours in Rayagada. The power service will be restored in Gajapati district by four days. The doctors from other districts will be deployed in three affected districts, Padhi added.Notably, the flash flood triggered by very severe cyclonic storm 'Titli' wreaked havoc in south and coastal districts of Odisha. Three districts  Ganjam, Gajapati and Rayagada  were the worst affected due to incessant rainfall in the past 24 hours.

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