At least 18 dead and 44 injured so far in the rainy season that is what reports the National Risk and Emergency Management Service (Sngre).
In addition there are three primary roads with interrupted sections, at least six major rivers overflowing and hundreds of hectares flooded, especially on the coast.
Therefore, on Tuesday afternoon, Sngre decreed the change from yellow to orange warning to the provinces of El Oro, Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas and Esmeraldas. These are added to Manabí and Los Ríos that were already in that condition for two weeks.
In Machala, at 17:00 this Tuesday, the governor of that province, Danilo Maridueña, informed of the decision of the change of alert by Sngre, when making an evaluation of the damages suffered by this jurisdiction in the last hours.
“The orange alert is a warning to prepare for an adverse event such as the rains, we have all the institutions activated including shelters, health centers, basic organizations and support for immediate response,” said Maridueña, who chaired the meeting of the COE provincial. (I)