Ecuador: 110,000 inhabitants at risk of impact from El Niño

Posted on July 31, 2012 • Filed under: Ecuador, Enviromental Issues, TRAVEL, Weather/Climate

The chances of this the phenomenon of El Niño in the central Pacific are 65%, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA for its acronym in English). The news disturbed those living in Porto Viejo and Manta in Manabi. They are the most populous counties with 223 086 inhabitants and 221 122 respectively according to the latest census, and the risk areas are in the beds and banks of three rivers, creeks and hillsides of the town of those cantons. Floods and landslides threaten to 25 districts (60 000 persons) of Manta and 20 districts (50 000 persons) of Read Article

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