Heavy rains in various parts of Zongolica caused flooding and land slides, which forced the use of temporary shelters.
After heavy rains, the municipality of Zongolica, in Mexico, was flooded yesterday (August 3) and this morning. Other effects include the flooding of rivers and landslides, as well as damage to houses, the destruction of homes, the evacuation of hospital patients, etc.
A temporary shelter was activated in the multipurpose Ray Perez y Soto room by the municipal authorities, due to the extent of damage.
A rock and soil slide in the Tequila municipality buried an entire house.
In Indeco, an area that floods every year in the rainy seasons, Municipal Civil Protection, Firefighters and Municipal Police helped to rescue and evacuate families.
The authorities at the Civil Protection Secretariat report that Tropical Wave Number 18 was responsible for the rise in river levels that cross the mountains. Drains had been covered up near the headwaters and the streets were transformed into streams.
The municipal authorities have implemented a contingency planning to help the rescuers transfer the victims into the Auditorium at the Municipal Palace “Ray Perez y Soto”.
The municipal Civil Protection Authorities evacuated 15 patients of the IMSS Hospital, located in this municipality to the temporary shelter.
In aerial photographs taken by Nahuatl Expeditions Route, members of Nahuatl Expeditions Route show Zongolica being inundated with rainwater.
Residents of Orizaba and towns located in the High Mountains have not reported any incidents. Landslides blocked routes to Tequila and Tehuipango as well as Astacinga and Zongolica.
In some areas, people were transported to shelters via boat.
The Secretary of Civil Protection of Veracruz (SPC), in response to torrential rainfall that has hit the mountainous area, requested staff continue their rescue and cleanup efforts.
As part of the Systems for the Development of the Integral Family Municipality (DIF), a community kitchen was installed and portable medical facilities for the needy.
Inundations destroyed furniture, household items, camas and ropes as well as all other belongings left in the water.
At the top of San Andres Tenejapan there was deluge and deslave, as they were cleaning the carril.
In Atlahuilco there’s a derrumbe that connects Astacinga to Tehuipango, as well as the community of Tepapalotla.
The neighbors of a Chinese man who buried all his possessions in Tlecuaxco in Tequila sought help from the local authorities.
According to a forecast from the National Water Commission (Conagua), yesterday’s rainfall will leave 70 mm of accumulation in the Huatusco-Orizaba-Zongolica region.
Proteccion Civil del Estado, in the early morning hours of Friday, received the report. However, the number could be even higher because the road had been used at the time.
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