About 2,000 people were affected by the floods in Cerro Largo, according to relief

About 2,000 people were affected by the floods in Cerro Largo, according to relief

He Cerro Largo Emergency Coordination Center (Cecoed) estimated that up to 2,000 people were affected by the floods of these last days in that department.

Alejandra Riveroa member of Cecoed, reported that as of yesterday, about 290 families affected by the inclement weather had been contacted and surveyed, of which about 180 self-evacuated last Thursday, and the rest decided to stay in their homes.

In turn, he pointed out that another 80 families were not in their homes when the Cecoed survey was carried out, for which a new census will be attempted at this time. “It would not be an exaggeration to think of a figure of 1,700 to 2,000 victims,” ​​Rivero remarked.

“About 17 families lost everything”

Of the total number of affected families, about 91 were greatly affected by the floodsand another 17 directly “lost everything,” according to Rivero.

The institutions that make up Cecoed distributed several personal hygiene kits and household items last Saturday, which were sent by the National Emergency System (Sinai), which were delivered almost in their entirety, as reported by the Municipality of Cerro Largo.

Cerro Largo suffered the worst flood in the last 25 years

To find a flood of a similar magnitude in the department would have to go back to 1998, this being the worst in decades, where the incessant rain wreaked havoc on the departmental capital, Melloas well as in the border city with Brazil, Rio Branco.

In Melo, it was possible to see how the streets of several neighborhoods and the Architect Antonio Eleuterio Ubilla Municipal Stadium itself, headquarters of Cerro Largo Football Clubwere completely covered by water.

In this context, it was where some families suffered the total destruction of some of their houses and all their belongings, according to Cecoed.

Source: Ambito

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