Mexico: 25 percent of the population in Juarez at risk of natural disasters

Posted on December 6, 2011 • Filed under: Latin America Health, Mexico

At least twenty-five percent of Juarenses is vulnerable to some risk from natural hazards that persist in the city, according to the recently approved Natural Hazard Atlas for the Municipality of Juárez that drew up the Municipal Research and Planning. María del Rosario Díaz Arellano, director of that research body, said that compared to the last atlas, dating from 2005, increased the number of colonies that are classified as high risk category, mainly in the foothills of the Sierra Juarez. According to this technical document is part of their approval of the regulatory framework of the Ministry of Social Development, the main risks in the city are related to climate issues, mainly due to low temperatures, strong winds and torrential rains. Read Article

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