Last Thursday in Gueseche, a windstorm swept through 17 houses, rooftops and concrete structures were destroyed. Affected expect help from the authorities began assessing the damage the day after the incident occurred in the parish Licto, located in Riobamba.
About 50 people were left homeless since the winds began, trees fell and a power outage was caused in the area. The Riobamba electricity company is currently repairing damages in the area.
Representatives of the Ministries of Economic and Social Inclusion, Housing and Health are working together to take care of the damage caused by the winds, which also carried Gueseche pets away.
Silvia Chavez, Ministry of Development and Housing (Housing Ministry) director, arrived with two technicians from the institution in order to evaluate the damage to households (which were the most affected), to make an evaluation report to the Provincial Emergency Operations which must authorize the release of the emergency bonds.
“The phenomenon was provoked by variations due to temperature rise in lower layers of the atmosphere, at this time cloudy skies and rain in the central region of the Andes were expected,” said Juan Palacios, from the National Synoptic Meteorology Institute Department (Quito).
“The warming of the atmosphere near the ground made contact with a cold zone in a layer of the atmosphere, this generated a process of air movement in high winds, about 25 kilometers per hour,” he said.