The storm continues to generate rare images in Neuquénespecially with the effects of the floods in the north of the province. This time, they were workers of the Provincial Water and Sanitation Entity (EPEN) those who starred in a scene that demonstrates the ability to solve the inconveniences of such an extreme geography.
Of the entity, which provides electrical service in the area, told RÍO NEGRO that the workers saw seriously complicated to reach several pointss where they had to “move elements, get to the line to be able to move the fuses and thus be able to give power to the neighbors.”
Specifically, the operation on horseback was carried out last Wednesday and the work was mainly concentrated in the area of the Molulco and Los Quiques streams.
EPEN highlighted the collaboration of breeders and locals who collaborated with their equines and transferred the operators to the different objectives.
Knowledge of the territory, shortcuts and safe areas helped the technicians to carry out all the arrangements.
“In many cases it was the only way to go upstream or to cross streams that were flooded,” explained.
Locals took the technicians to the repair points. Photo Courtesy
The floods, especially the Neuquén River, continue to put the risk not only to the services of the towns, but also to the animals. In Chos Malal the Volunteer Fire Brigade managed to give a second chance to more than 70 animals in a field in Taquimilán.
Cows and horses trapped in mud and on islands were saved after the flood of the Neuquén River in a field in the Pampa Amarilla area.
EPEN operators had to work even on the cause of streams. Photo Courtesy