Heavy rains on the coast of Ecuador have caused rivers to overflow causing heavy floods ruining entire crop acres.
For example, the fields of Salitre (Guayas), the overflow of the river Los Tintos which opened a gap of 1 km south of Salitre, have become a large reflecting pool, in which houses, trees, and some animals seem to float.
From the air, you can see the complete disappearance of the rice and maize dominant crops in the manufacturing area. While men tried to stop the overflow carrying sandbags to build walls in canoes.
According to statistics from the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (INAMHI), this winter has been one of the most intense of the last five years.
The Risk Management Secretariat identified two weeks ago that are twelve provinces affected by what has been declared an orange alert. However local authorities are seeking the emergency declaration.