The authorities have started the preventive evacuation of dozens of people in the Venezuelan state of La Guaira, where two rivers have overflowed due to the intense rains that have affected the region for several days.

The rivers El Cojo and San Julián, in Macuto and Caraballeda, respectively, are causing concern among the local population, bringing to mind the tragic floods of December 1999, which, according to unofficial data, caused more than 10,000 deaths, including Portuguese.

The displacement of people was confirmed to journalists by the governor of the State of La Guaira, José Alejandro Terán, who explained that the unexpected torrent of water from the El Cojo River caused material damage to the walls of the Agua Marina building and also forced the preventive removal of people from other three buildings nearby.

Videos released on social media show the moment when residents of Água Marina ask the authorities for help because the river water broke through a wall of the building, invaded the ground floor of the building and left Avenida La Playa impassable.

On the other hand, the newspaper “La Verdad de Vargas” released a video reporting the moment when several people leave their homes.

Several people contacted by telephone by the Lusa agency explained that, due to the intensity of the rains, they had already left their apartments for families in areas considered safe.

“It has been raining a lot for three days, I was afraid of what could happen and on Friday I managed to leave for Caracas, being at the moment with family members”explained a Portuguese-Venezuelan to Lusa.According to local radios, the El Limón stream also overflowed, on the old road that connects the city of Caracas to La Guaira.

The large volume of water invaded several streets of the El Limón neighborhood, leaving debris and branches. and flooding the Boulevard de Cátia, a commercial area with great pedestrian traffic.

In La Vega (west of Caracas) the Los Cangilones stream overflowed, causing damage to at least 13 houses.

In the neighboring town of Macarao, landslides were recorded. On the other hand, in Hoyo de La Puerta, an alluvium of land and water blocked the Central Regional Highway, temporarily preventing the exit from Caracas and causing a queue of kilometers of vehicles.

According to the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology of Venezuela (Inameh), the rains will continue to affect Venezuela, especially the central and western regions.

Inameh is observing the “AL95 low pressure system” that is located in the sea, 189 kilometers northwest of La Guaira, with a 77% probability of converting into a tropical depression. 24 regions of the country: Aragua, Lara, Zúlia, Yaracuy, Carabobo, Vargas, Distrito Capital, Miranda, Guárico, Sucre, Anzoátegui, Monágas, Delta Amacuro, Bolivar, Táchira and Nova Esparta.

Source: Sicnoticias

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