Quito, Ecuador: Rain Paralyzes Mariscal Sucre International Airport, Floods Streets

Posted on August 2, 2011 • Filed under: Ecuador, Enviromental Issues, Latin America Travel, TRAVEL, Weather/Climate

According to ElUniverso.com Quito is being affected by paralyzing rain that fell yesterday, Monday August 1st, flooding parts of the capital city and affecting operations, for about an hour, at the Mariscal Sucre International Airport. Officials say the rain began around 4 p.m. Monday, adding to the rain that began falling on the city last Saturday. Firefighters from the Fire Unit in Quito report that phone calls began to come in around 5:30 p.m. when plugged street-drains began to flood streets in El Labrador. Flights from Quito’s Mariscal Sucre were delayed about an hour between 6 and 7 p.m.Read Article

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