Ecuador – Flood Damage Leaves Thousands Without Drinking Water in Azuay Province

Thousands of people were left without drinking water after damaging floods Azuay Province in Ecuador from 25 December 2020.

Flood damage in Chordeleg, Ecuador, late December 2020. Photo: SNGRE

National Risk and Emergency Management Service (SNGRE) in Ecuador reported severe flooding in Gualaceo and Chordeleg cantons on 25 and 26 December 2020.

The Pungohuayco river broke its banks in Chordeleg canton, damaging homes, a bridge and water supply infrastructure. As many as 2,700 households were left without water supply. Fire Service tankers have been deployed to deliver drinking water to affected areas. Officials in the canton declared an emergency for 15 days until water supply is fully restored.

Flooding also struck in Gualaceo canton due to the overflow of the Guamincay river. At least 3 homes were severely damaged, affecting 21 people.

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