Damage and flooding in Caracas, Mérida, Táchira and Trujillo due to rains this #26Apr

Damage and flooding in Caracas, Mérida, Táchira and Trujillo due to rains this #26Apr

This April 26 there were rains throughout the national territory. “The rainfall was widespread at the national level,” said José Pereira, president of Inameh, in five states of the country the damage was also various and widespread

On the night of this Tuesday, April 26, the mayor of Caracas, Carmen Meléndez and the governors of Mérida, Táchira and Trujillo, Jehyson Guzmán, Freddy Bernal and Gerardo Márquez offered a balance of the damages and affectations in their entities due to the rains registered in the country in recent days.

This April 26 there were rains throughout the national territory. “Rainfalls were widespread at the national level,” said José Pereira, president of the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (Inameh)who pointed out that the anticipation of the rainy season is due to the La Niña phenomenon.

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Landslides in the Flores de Catia

The mayor of Caracas reported that the houses that collapsed in Los Flores de Catia on the afternoon of April 26 left no victims to mourn, they were evacuated before collapsing. The official explained that after the inspections and damage assessments, 22 families from different areas of Caracas were transferred “to safe places.”

In the Caraballo ravine, eight families were evicted. The landslides at Kilometer 16 of El Junquito have already been taken care of and all the sediments are being collected”, he pointed out.

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The Francisco Fajardo highway (now Cacique Guaicaipuro) was affected near La Paz.

Finally, he explained that there are 123 teams working in the creeks of the Capital District.

“Isolated roads” in Táchira due to the rains

Bernal reported damages in 10 municipalities of Táchira: Andrés Bello, El Cobre, Ayacucho, Samuel Darío, San Judas Tadeo, Simón Rodríguez, Junín, Jáuregui and Bolívar. The main roads to these jurisdictions are compromised.

He indicated that in San Judas Tadeo some 1,200 families were isolated in El Tesoro, because the main road was blocked.

He explained that more than 2,333 high-risk points have been detected in the area, due to the rains and that there is currently great growth in the beds of the streams and rivers of the entity.

He asked the central government for support in the provision of machinery to deal with landslides in the entity.

He assures that so far there has been no loss of homes in the entity, or victims, only several “flooded” residences.

The southern part of the lake, the most affected

“So far, in the entire southern area of ​​the lake, more than 2,000 millimeters of water have fallen so far this year,” said Guzmán.

He explained that the southern area of ​​the lake is the most affected.

The aqueducts of the Miranda municipality were also affected by the force of the water.

Regarding losses, he explained that fortunately, they have been material: four houses were destroyed and 17 have considerable damage, so much so that they were evacuated.

He explained that the municipalities of Campo Elías, Sucre, El Vigía, Andrés Bello, Obispo Ramos de Lora, Tulio Febres Cordero, Caracciolo Parra and Olmedo, Antonio Pinto Salinas and Zea are the jurisdictions affected by the water.

More than 150 parcels, farms and estuaries have been damaged by the rains.

A camp in Trujillo

Governor Gerardo Márquez reported that there are several municipalities with problems: Valera, Boconó, Pampán, Pampanito, Rafael Rangel and Monte Carmelo, in the latter there are 57 homes with severe damage.

On the other hand, he pointed out that he has made alliances with the private sector to add machinery to carry out emergency care work.

Also that it has started the works for the refraction of the affected road arteries; and that it has deployed medical teams and delivered food and supplies: “A considerable number of homes have been affected,” he said.

He reported the partial damage to the road that connects the towns of Betijoque and Sabana de Mendoza; and the installation of a camp for the timely care of the affected population, in Monte Carmelo.

Rains 2021

Last 2021, the rainy season in Venezuela caused hundreds of affected families, floods, road collapses, landslides and more than twenty victims to mourn. The rains caused havoc in at least ten states of the country. All this in the midst of the covid-19 pandemic and fuel shortages. The most affected states then were Mérida, Anzoátegui and Bolívar.

In August 2021, the passage of a trough through the Mocotíes Valley left at least 20 dead, several missing and taped localities in Mérida.

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