10/11/11 (AEIN) Disaster relief efforts continue in El-Bayadh, which was hit by flooding early in October. Eighty families from the area have been relocated to new homes, the Algerian press service reported on Monday. Their former homes were destroyed.
The press service reported two days earlier that all roads in the city were reopened by Saturday. Algeria's Minister of Public Works said that the efforts of the provincial government made it possible to reopen the roads very quickly.
On October fifth, the Ministry of National Solidarity delivered fifty tons worth of relief items to victims of the flooding. It supplied one-thousand beds as well as food and medicine. The beds included mattresses, pillows and blankets.
Earlier in the month, the country's Interior Minister visited the province shortly after the floods. Flooding killed at least nine people and left many more homeless. El-Bayadh is situated in northwest Algeria, which is Africa's largest nation.