Quito, Ecuador: Over 500 emergencies related to rains over last six-months

Posted on March 28, 2017 • Filed under: Ecuador, Ecuador Emergency, Weather/Climate

eluniverso.com (machine translated) Emergencies in the capital for the rainy season rose from 109 to 510 in the last six months, representing an increase of 467%. This was indicated by the Municipality of Quito in a balance delivered on Monday, during the winter season.

Of the 510 emergencies served, 146 have been floods, 224 mass movements, 91 structural collapses and 49 tree falls.

In the first 26 days of this month, the Cabildo said, the amount of rain that has fallen in the north is 124% more than in the previous year, in the center 100% more, in the south 87% more, and In the valleys 84% ​​more.

In the present rainy season has evacuated 35 families, 20 families have been given humanitarian aid in food, school supplies, uniforms and cleaning supplies. In addition, 110 people were transferred to homes of families.


Last weekend, according to Mayor Mauricio Rodas, he has been the hardest in rains so far this season. 51 emergencies were attended: 11 floods, 28 mass movements, 8 structural collapses and 4 tree falls. The most serious floods occurred in Francisco Barca and Cinco de Junio ​​(in the center); Iñaquito, Carcelén Industrial, San Carlos, Atucucho, in the north; And in Amaguaña, by the overflow of the channel of irrigation.

According to the Cabildo, the Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (Inamhi) has warned that the rains will continue with the same or greater intensity, and the declaration of emergency, which has been in force since last March 23, allows a better response to emergencies. Read Article

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