Which are the 13 Veracruz communities that could face a declaration of emergency due to heavy rains?

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Plan DN III-E is currently being activated to help the population affected by the intense rains in Veracruz (Photo: Twitter@PCEstatalVer)
Plan DN III-E is currently being activated to help the population affected by the intense rains in Veracruz (Photo: Tw[email protected])

Because heavy rain recorded in the last few days Veracruzwhich have affected not only several apartments, but also communication channels, there is a possibility that More than a dozen communities receive a declaration of emergency.

This was reported by the company’s Civil Protection (PC) Secretariat this Saturday, August 17, after the State Emergency Committee (CEE) had carried out a follow-up of the attention measures to the damage caused by this rainstorm.

For this, the PC secretary, Guadalupe Osorno, led one Overflight at Ignacio de la Lave and Alvarado -one of the most affected locations- to specify the level of damage in the area. In this context he stated:

“At the end of the tour, I met with the Task Forces at Alvarado City Palace to assess the actions currently being undertaken and to coordinate follow-up according to the needs identified in the area.”

In the municipality of Ignacio de la Llave, 251 affected houses were reported in eight localities (Photo: Twitter@PCEstatalVer)
In the municipality of Ignacio de la Llave, 251 affected houses were reported in eight localities (Photo: [email protected]r)

At the end of the session and the preliminary evaluation, the CEE decides Apply for a federal declaration of state of emergency for a total of 13 municipalities: Medellín de Bravo, Alvarado, Texistepec, Ignacio de la Llave, Tlalixcoyan, Santiago Tuxtla, Amatitlán, Carlos A. Carrillo, Acula, José Azueta, Chacaltianguis, Hidalgotitlán and Tlacotalpan.

It is recalled that plan DN III-E is currently activated, consisting of a military operations measures are taken to help the population affected by a natural event. Likewise Plan Marina and Plan Tajín have been activated (the latter by the Ministry of Public Security).

And that’s it In the municipality of Alvarado, for example, there is a record 600 damaged homes located in approximately two districts and six towns, so the support of the authorities in the region was requested. A temporary accommodation was also set up, which accommodated seven people.

In Ignacio de la Llave, 251 affected houses were reported at eight locations, according to the state civil protection agency. In Jáltipan, 25 damaged objects have been registered and in Playa Vicente there are at least four places incommunicado.

Some stretches of highway in the region's south have suffered the devastation of the rains (Photo: Veracruz Government)
Some stretches of highway in the region’s south have suffered the devastation of the rains (Photo: Veracruz Government)

In total, 20 Veracruz communities suffered some damage from the heavy rains the last few days. Cities with homes affected by flooding include Tuxtilla (15), Ignacio de la Llave (168), Medellín (120), Tlalixcoyan (180), Cotaxtla (2), Texistepec (180), José Azueta (170), Cuitláhuac ( 4), Yanga (14) and Chacaltianguis (4), according to information as of September 16.

While, The parishes with isolated parishes are: Santiago Tuxtla (8). Tlalixcoyan (3), Texistepec (5), Isla (11), José Azueta (12), Chacaltianguis (1), Carlos A. Carrillo (12), Amatitlán (11), Tlacotalpan (8) and Jesús Carranza (70).

But not only the houses reported damage from heavy rain, because it should be remembered that on Friday morning a Road south of the company registers a landslide Traffic was affected in both directions.

It was about them Route 180, Veracruz-Coatzacoalcos highway, Alvarado-Santiago Tuxtla sections, where from km 53+000 to 60+000 several landslides and landslides were recorded. Elements of civil defense and the General Directorate of Transport and Road Safety arrived in the region to implement a preliminary move. For his part, the governor of the entity, Cuitláhuac García, urged the population to heed the references to addiction.

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