In light of the situation, Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh has asked state authorities to remain on constant vigil, and has ordered the activation of Disaster Control Rooms.
Hotspots where heavy damage can be expected are being identified.
Meanwhile, Punjab's Ranjit Sagar Dam is on the verge of overflowing, with the current water level at 524.80m. The dam's maximum capacity is 527.91m.
Several villages near Sutlej has been put on high alert
#Punjab flood alert heavy rains: Villages near Sutlej river in Doraha and Machhiwara (dist Ludhiana) on alert. Khanna SSP issues orders to SHOs to identify weak buildings (which may collapse due to continuous rain) and shift families to a safe place. @IndianExpresspic.twitter.com/kF6BEIBULk