Cuenca Ecuador: Heavy water flow in rivers being monitored for safety

Posted on March 12, 2017 • Filed under: Ecuador, Ecuador Emergency, Weather/Climate

In Cuenca, rivers are being monitored to avoid dangerous threats
Jaime Marín · (Machine Translated) Due to the rainfall that fell on the afternoon and evening of Thursday and early morning of this Friday, March 10, the flows of the rivers that cross Cuenca , such as Tomebamba, Tarqui, Yanuncay and Machángara, have been greatly increased.

Faced with the danger of possible overflows, the Citizen Security Council monitors critical sites through the early warning system installed in eight locations in March 2016.

The systems are operational near the banks of the river Tomebamba in the bridge of the avenue of Las Americas and Tres de Noviembre, Quinta Balzay sector; Yanuncay river, Barabón sector, Quinta Lucrecia and Misicata bridge; Another on the river Cuenca in the bridge of the avenue Max UHLE, in the sector of the electric company.


These are structures with cameras and IP loudspeakers to alert the public about possible and dangerous growth of water flows of rivers. The system emits an auditory alert that will inform about the increase of the flow of the rivers to the people who are near the critical sites so that they go away and thus avoid a misfortune.

Citizens leave prepared from their houses, with umbrellas and well sheltered, because the temperature is between 10 and 12 degrees Celsius , and the sun appears a few minutes.

The phenomenon has affected the road system with landslides and mudslides, keeping alert at kilometer 88 of the Cuenca-Molleturo-Puerto Inca route , where the vehicular passage from February 24, is allowed by an alternate passage due to a slip of About 10 thousand cubic meters of mud and earth that affects about 40 meters of the road. Read Article

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