Evacuations in Venezuela due to flooding of Orinoco riverStaff Writer | August 27, 2018
More than 900 families are being served by the Venezuelan government in the state of Bolívar, in the flood zone of the Orinoco river, said Interior Minister of Justice, Justice and Peace, Néstor Reverol.
LatAm 35 municipalities in south-western Venezuela are harmed
"We have installed 80 shelters in seven states affected by the rains," said Reverol.
He explained that more than 35 municipalities in south-western Venezuela are harmed and an early warning system was established with the objective of serving families and guaranteeing the supply of supplies and the first needs.
For his part, the governor of the state of Bolivar, Justo Noguera, thanked President Nicolás Maduro and the Civil Protection system for the materials delivered, such as medicines, food, mosquito nets, beds and water.
'We have a collection center with enough material to attend to any contingency that may arise,' he said.
The National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology reported that during this season 36 tropical waves traveled through Venezuela and the passage from 60 to 65 low pressures is forecast until the end of 2018. ■