“Access to 'ground zero' is blocked. The situation has not been resolved yet. So far, the Quito City authorities have counted 26 dead citizens, ten missing people, and 53 injured inhabitants," Orlando Perez reported for teleSUR.
Perfect Paola Pabon promised to carry out an accelerated process of reforestation of the slopes of the Pichincha Mountain, from which the alluvium loaded with debris, stones, branches, and mud descended, damaging 24 houses and collapsing other eight.
By reforesting land destroyed by real estate companies, the Pichincha provincial government seeks to set a 'green infrastructure' that will naturally protect the city's dwellings.
A friend in Ecuador reports that Delfin Piaguaje, the last surviving Shaman of the Secoya and the keeper of thousands of years of forest wisdom, has died. Chevron's pollution in the Amazon is literally decimating cultures.
Currently, the Ecuadorean National Service of Risk and Emergency Management (SNGRE) and Quito’s Fire Brigades intensify the affected areas’ cleaning and searching for missing persons. They are also in dialogue with the National government to activate risk funds to help the victims.
So far, they have managed to remove all debris from the El Tejado and El Armero ravines, identified as high-risk areas. Quito City Security Secretary Daniela Valarezo also organized a group of specialists to provide psychological assistance to the victims.
“I thank all the authorities, companies, and citizens who have extended their hand in this emergency. It is in this kind of situation that we must remain more united,” she stated.
#Ecuador | Heavy rains leave 18 people dead in Quito. The storm that fell on the city on Monday afternoon reached 75 liters per square meter, a volume that set a record in the last two decades. pic.twitter.com/vnpB4sy4VF