Ecuador Coast: More Flooding Reported in Manabí

Posted on February 17, 2017 • Filed under: Ecuador, Ecuador Emergency, Weather/Climate

CONTINUED FLOODING IN MANY AREAS OF THE COAST – SOME RIVERS OVER FLOWING REPORTED This morning authorities from the Secretariat of Risk Management (SGR) arrived in the area affected by the overflow of the Carrizal river, in the parish La Estancilla, in the Tosagua canton, Manabí, where 200 families are harmed, details the Twitter account Of the entity. It was also reported that approximately 500 homes are affected. Susana Dueñas, secretary of the SGR, has arrived to the place, along with members of this State portfolio, where food kits, personal hygiene, household cleanliness, awnings and sheets are being distributed. In this same social network it is detailed that the authorities are in a meeting in the cantonal COE, which evaluates the situation of floods recorded this Friday. In addition, the arrival of 3 trucks with 60 members of the Armed Forces (FF.AA.) that collaborate in the evacuation of the affected ones to safe places. While the ECU-911, through a bulletin reported that in the early hours of Friday, heavy rains were recorded in different cantons of the province of Manabi, which caused an increase in the flow of rivers and estuaries. In Bolivar, the Mosca River accumulated a great amount of water and pial obstructed the river bed and causing floods. From ECU-911 Portoviejo was coordinated so that the units of the National Police carried out the respective tasks. Subsequently, it was reported that the river flow declined without causing serious damage, nor were injured people reported. Also, in Pedernales, the rains left the road at the height of km 75. In order to attend to this alert, the mobilization of units of the National Police and heavy machinery of the Provincial Council of Manabí was coordinated. The units and resources performed the respective tasks and enabled the road to circulation. Read Full Article


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