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Evacuated families, loss of tilapia pools and blocked roads, the havoc in the Amazon due to heavy rains

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Personnel from the 17 Pastaza Jungle Brigade helped set up a temporary shelter in the Madre Tierra parish coliseum, in the Mera canton, to provide aid to families affected by the overflow of the Pastaza River.

Several families from communities in this area had to be evacuated due to the risks generated by the rising Pastaza River. The rains of the last hours also caused the growth of other rivers and estuaries.

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In addition to the flooded houses, there are families who lost pools for raising tilapia, animals and certain crops for their own consumption.

Rains cause problems in drinking water systems in Tungurahua; landslides and floods cause other effects in Pastaza

One of the most affected sectors is Madre Tierra, where residents were helped.

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Rolando Ramos, commander of the Pastaza Fire Department, told local media that heavy rainfall has caused the Pastaza River to rise. They are on alert at various points in rivers and estuaries where there is a risk of overflowing.

The Upano River registered a strong flow yesterday, although this morning a drop was reported, but part of the road has disappeared.

A house reached the Loja-Zamora road dragged by water and debris

Due to complications that have occurred due to landslides on roads in the Amazon, several interprovincial transport buses have had problems circulating.

In the last few hours, it was reported that buses from the Turismo Oriental, Macas Limitada and Sucúa cooperatives had problems advancing due to the collapse on the Méndez-Guarumales road, in the Amaluza sector.

Passengers traveling along this section reported last night that they were unable to continue through Amaluza due to several landslides. (YO)

Source: Eluniverso

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