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ECU 911 coordinates attention for landslides in Alausí and Pallatanga and river overflow in Cumandá

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ECU 911 coordinates attention for landslides in Alausí and Pallatanga and river overflow in Cumandá

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The ECU 911 Integrated Security Service was alerted on the night of Saturday, April 20, by two landslides in the Pallatanga and Alausí cantons, as well as on Sunday, April 21, by the growth of the Chimbo River in the Cumandá canton, in the province of Chimborazo. From the ECU 911 Riobamba Local Operational Center, the deployment of the relevant institutions was coordinated to provide the necessary assistance after these natural events.

At 11:39 p.m. on Saturday, a 9-1-1 alert was received about a landslide in the Chaguarpata sector, which caused the closure of the road axis that connects Chimborazo with the province of Guayas. This closure was due to damage to the road and the total collapse of a bridge in the area. In addition, the overflowing of the Chimbo River was recorded. Given these events, the mobilization of resources and personnel from the Ministry of Public Works (MTOP), the National Secretariat for Risk Management (SNGR) and the National Police (PPNN) was coordinated to carry out the necessary work in the area and guarantee the safety of drivers. Users are recommended to take the alternate route: Riobamba – Guaranda – Babahoyo – Guayaquil.

In another part of the province, specifically in the El Citado hamlet in the Alausí canton, at 11:50 p.m., a 9-1-1 call was received reporting a landslide that left several homes affected. From the Operational Room, the mobilization of the National Police (PPNN), the Ministry of Public Health (MSP), the National Secretariat for Risk Management (SNGR) and the local Firefighters were coordinated.

According to the preliminary evaluation of the initial response agencies, the damage has been confirmed in the Piñapungo sector and in the El Citado hamlet, with several homes and infrastructure damaged. As a preventive measure, several families were evacuated to safe places. The closure of two third-order roads is reported. On the other hand, in the Cumandá canton, the overflow of the Chimbo River is reported, affecting the Mateo Maquisaca neighborhood. So far, no preliminary affected people have been reported.

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