This Wednesday, September 9th, the El Limón river, located in the north-west of Maracay in the state of Aragua, overflowed causing great damage to homes and businesses in the area. The emergency occurred three days after the 30th anniversary of its last overflow, which was described as a natural tragedy.
Local residents reported that several homes and businesses were flooded, suffered structural damage and lost goods and property.
“It took everything. It took six cars, a bus,” said a mechanic from his workshop.
Rescue and state security groups were able to evacuate people who were at risk. However, they have not been able to account for the losses and damage caused by the flood.
“We haven’t received any help in terms of food and drink to feed our kids,” said another local resident.
President (E) Juan Guaidó, pronounced on this Wednesday’s tragedy and reiterated that Nicolas Maduro’s regime has no response to the humanitarian emergency caused by the flood.
“They have no idea what is happening in El Limon,” he insisted.
Alert in Táchira State
Likewise, inhabitants of Táchira warned that this situation could be repeated in the south of the state due to the growth of the Chururú River. Furthermore, they explained that if the stream overflows, there is a great possibility that it will demolish the bridge that connects the region with the center of the country.
They also reported that there are five communities that are at risk of flooding if the river is not properly channeled.