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Permanent alert against rain in Táchira 

Affectations were reported in the Pirineos sector, San Francisco and El Río neighborhoods, and alert due to the increase in the flow of the Torbes River

The passage of Tropical Wave number five has generated continuous rainfall in a large part of the state of Táchira, as well as some flooding in homes, both in the upper and lower parts of the city of San Cristóbal.  

The effects reported and attended to by Civil Protection officials and the Fire Department were recorded in the Pirineos sector, San Francisco and El Río neighborhoods, in addition to the alerts caused by the increase in the flow of the Torbes River.

In the metropolitan area, five homes were flooded in the Pirineos I sector; there, a Táchira Civil Protection commission proceeded with the required inspection in addition to providing recommendations to residents to avoid further consequences.

On Avenida España, one of the main road arteries of the City of Cordiality, the pedestrian crossing in the North-South direction was restricted due to the edge failure that occurred near La Parada Park, a situation that This caused an artificial lagoon to be created, which was drained after some maneuvers carried out by the relief agencies, thus mitigating the risk for those passing through the area.

Canal explained that they remain on permanent alert in the face of constant rains, in addition to the Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis throughout the metropolitan area.

Flow of the Torbes River increased

The increase in the flow of the Torbes River exceeded the risk level predicted in the limit meter, in the case of the San Francisco neighborhood. The community acted under the Early Warning System when evacuating the homes, according to the risk committee protocol to notify the preventive institute.

Another of the affected sectors was the El Río neighborhood. The rains left rocky material and sediments left by the water tributaries that pass through that area, and that lead to the Torbes River.

The inhabitants of the sector thanked the mayor of San Cristóbal and the risk management organizations for the prompt response to the so-called event, given the emergency presented by the heavy rains in the city.

Marisol Vásquez, a resident of the sector, pointed out that a trough surprised them. “We are with the support of the mayor's firefighters, and with the community, they are removing the mud,” said the affected person and noted that all the residents of this neighborhood were very scared.

Vilma Xiomara Molina, another of those affected by the heavy rainfall in the El Río neighborhood, was grateful for the speed with which they acted to unclog the sewage that overflowed throughout the neighborhood. She highlighted that the municipality had already cleaned the sewer before the rains, a task that reduced the risk in that place.

They monitor water tributaries

Civil Protection personnel and the Fire Department have been deployed throughout the capital municipality to verify possible risk situations.

Juan Rodolfo Martínez, general director of the mayor's office of San Cristóbal, urged the inhabitants of the different sectors of this jurisdiction to contact the municipality's risk organizations such as Firefighters, Civil Protection, or the mayor's office itself to report any impact that register in the city in order to be able to provide the necessary support.

The mayor's office, together with the Táchira government, and the Ministry of Water, has been attending to the municipality's streams such as La Zorquera, Chucurí, the Torbes river, among other tributaries, with different machinery to channel and improve the flow in order to minimize incidents. risky.

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