10/31/2020

Emergency Operations Command has been active to help families in Aragua , Venezuela

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To help the families affected by the rainfall in Venezuela, state of Aragua, the national government installed an Emergency Operations Command, made up by Civil Protection, Firefighters, the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) and the Bolivarian National Police.

The information was provided by the Vice Minister of Risk Management and Civil Protection, G / D Randy Rodríguez, detailed that the authorities carry out a preliminary survey through censuses to obtain the corresponding information and provide all the help that Aragüean families need.

He said that through an air bridge from the city of Caracas to the central entity, the first 21 tons of inputs such as water, non-perishable food and equipment for cleaning and restoration of the affected areas arrived.

Rodríguez highlighted that it was an adverse natural event of great magnitude, for which the National Executive is deployed in the region together with Governor Rodolfo Marcos Torres, as well as the six mayors of the municipalities affected by the flooding of the El Limón rivers, Turmero and Madre Vieja. These are; Mario Briceño Irragory, Girardot, Mariño, Francisco Linares Alcántara, Lamas and San Casimiro, refers to a press release from the Vice Minister of Risk Management and Protection.

In this sense, the official pointed out that “there are important values ​​in meteorological stations such as Rancho Grande that covered 117 millimeters of rain, which means 117 liters per square meter of surface according to the average. This caused the overflowing of the rivers that affected six municipalities ”.

Regarding the damage to the infrastructures, he explained that “there are different effects on housing, some with flooding and others with greater damage due to the overflowing of the rivers,” he said.

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