The flood of the Neuquén river after the storm during the weekend affected various parts of the province and the north was the hardest hit. Floods, evacuated families and loss of animals These are some of the consequences of the storm that the region is still facing. The Undersecretary of Civil Defense and Citizen Protection, Martín Giusti, and the Minister of Government, Osvaldo Llancafilo, spoke about how do they face the day after the storm and the tasks to perform.
The weekend was crossed by the great storm that hit the northern region of the province and? caused an extraordinary swelling of the Neuquén river. Many families had to be evacuatedas in Sauzal Bonito, and some localities were isolated due to the loss of the headwaters of the access bridges.
The undersecretary of Civil Defense and Citizen Protection, Martín Giusti, spoke about the situation in the area in a post-temporary context, with many tasks ahead, but with a different outlook. “He The flow of the river has already dropped in the northern zone, so work is being done on the restitution of roads and bridges,” he said.
Giusti commented that the families that had to evacuate their homes, where the water reached almost two meters in height, they would already be returning to their homes. Many of them left behind their belongings and lost their animals.
In addition to the people who had to leave their homes, there are others who they were completely isolated in their locality, due to the fact that the flood broke the access bridges, as in Los Guañacos and Los Miches. “They are still isolated, but the header padding tasks and soon it will be possible to enter, “he said. Meanwhile, Giusti mentioned that the families are being assisted with merchandise.
“The merchandise is taken to Chos Malal and is distributed to localities that need it», commented the undersecretary of Civil Defense and Citizen Protection. As for the drinking water that some places requested, since the intakes were found in a flooded area, he mentioned: “there are localities that are requiring it, but all this is we are referring it to the people of the EPAS».
The restitution of the access bridges to the localities and roads are of the main tasks to be carried out, although Giusti mentioned that there are no routes disabled, He warned that streets are being reviewed and “containing Route 43.” He also commented that the Nahueve River undermined some sectors, “The filling is being done and all the rockfilling that is attached to the route,” he explained.
What the government said about the storm in the north of Neuquén
The Minister of Government, Osvaldo Llancafilo, reported that he was in Chos Malal with part of the provincial cabinet. The government pointed out that work in two stageson the one hand “contain the emergency, in the sense of assistance to affected families” and on the other the post temporal, that seeks to generate planning based on the surveys.
Speaking on “Vos al aire” on RÍO NEGRO RADIO, he explained that the work is focused on the posting of the electrical system and in the recovery of the road network. He indicated that the removal of footing from the bridge over the Trocoman and Lileo rivers generated the isolation of Guañacos. In addition, actions are carried out for the recovery of the drinking water supply system.
The minister told that there were 30 families evacuated in Chos Malal and another 35 in the rest of the north of Neuquén, and that it fell between 350 and 400 millimeters, which was accumulated during the rain of three consecutive days in some points in the north of Neuquén. He added that Drinking water was provided by means of drums.
“Hoy the networks do not have drinking water in the towns of the provincial interior product of the large floods of the rivers where water is taken. We estimate that the sediments will settle in one more week, with which a more in-depth work will be able to be done there,” Llancafilo explained.
He also mentioned that work is being done on Routes 43, 39 and 54, and also on the recovery of the bridges who were barefoot.
Regarding the classes, he reported that they were suspended in the north zone since the passability is complex and “it was convenient to suspend classes”, so this Tuesday, like Monday, they were suspended.
The minister, however, confirmed “the schools are in good condition beyond the fact that some have had leaks, the decision to suspend was the road network and drinking water.
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