Twenty-five homes affected after a flood in the Ecuadorian capital

Twenty-five homes were affected after the flood occurred on Friday in an area of ​​northwest Quito, reported Saturday the mayor of the Ecuadorian capital, Mauricio Rodas, who said no casualties were recorded by the event.

The eleven families that were initially evacuated as a result of the alluvium received the necessary attention, said the burgomaster on his Twitter profile.

He explained that five families are in municipal shelters and the others returned to their homes or are with relatives.

"After the helicopter overflight this morning, we confirmed that the alluvium yesterday was due to heavy rains that resulted in 3 landslides of plant material that blocked the Pichincha ravine in its upper part, and caused an overflow of flows to (the neighborhoods) Osorio and Pinar Alto, "he noted.

And stressed that in the area where the overflow of the ravine was generated "there are no deposits of rubble or garbage, no tree felling, no human settlements."

"The place is inaccessible, the cause of this emergency," he said, "is purely natural, derived from heavy rains."

The mayor recalled that at approximately 9:00 pm local time on Friday (02:00 GMT this Saturday) the construction of a canal to channel the mud and stop the flow that fell from the Osorio Alto neighborhood was completed.

This morning, the country's vice president, Otto Sonnenholzner, visited the area with Rodas to verify the cleaning and security work with the residents of the affected neighborhoods.

Rodas thanked the presence of the second president and the National Government, with whom they coordinated actions to deal with the emergency.

"We continued the cleaning work after stopping mudflows that overflowed from the Pichincha stream," he said.

The torrential downpour on Friday, after which the alluvium occurred and left several cars damaged, coincided with the rainy season that has generated havoc in almost the entire country and could be extended until May.

In images that circulated in social networks, it was observed that the alluvium strongly dragged rocks, mud and other types of sediment through the streets of the affected area, which became a channel of the current.

Some people managed to save their vehicles by noticing in time of the arrival of the current that, according to neighbors, warned with a loud noise of their presence.


Source link