The arrival of the rain triggered the need for the municipalities of the Confluencia and the Alto Valle take action due to the flooding of the Neuquén and Negro rivers. In Cipolletti, residents in the riverside area assured that the water has already entered their homes, but they do not want to leave their homes for fear of insecurity.
Since the weekend, the residents of the Cipolletti waterfront have suffered the consequences of the flooding of the Neuquén River. Yesterday, the rise of one of the arms of the Neuquén river flooded the sector where the garden and the community hall of the Labraña neighborhood are located.
“The water enters the homes and reaches our knees. We did not expect this amount of water,” said María, a neighbor of the neighborhood. According to the woman, both the Civil Defense and the neighborhood commission were touring the homes to carry out a survey of the situation of the neighbors.
“The neighbors have water in their homes but do not want to leave for fear of insecurity and theft that may occur. There are older adults who don’t want to leave,” Maria remarked.
From the Secretary of Human Development they stated that the evacuee center that was prepared in the city is empty. “Most of the neighbors stayed in their homes and others took refuge in the homes of relatives,” explained Viviana Pereyra, from the area.
The municipality began to work on the arrangement of the streets of Cipolletti
From the Secretary of Public Services they assured that they have already begun road maintenance work, after the rainstorm that affected a large part of the Alto Valle region.
«Motor graders work in different parts of the city“, they described.
In addition, they detailed that “road maintenance is carried out with the aim of seeking a consistent and lasting leveling. Motor grader units are used, accompanied by a sprinkler truck, trucks and loader with the contribution of calcareous material.or for the sectors where filling is needed.
These workers commented that they began to be carried out this Tuesday in different parts of the city, but The river area is experiencing a dramatic situation after the storm. Neighbors assured that the water has already entered their homes.