Heavy rain in Ecuador over the last few days has caused flooding in Imbabura Province and floods and landslides in parts of El Oro Province.
According to the country’s risk management agency (Secretaría de Gestión de Riesgos – SGR) at least 160 people were affected by flooding in Antonio Ante Canton, Imbabura Province after heavy rain that began around 04 May, 2018.
Initial assessments by SGR suggest that 38 houses have been damaged or destroyed. Streets were left covered in mud and flood debris. Farm land and crops, in particular alfalfa and potatoes, also suffered damaged.
SGR said that many of the houses affected are in high risk areas and were built without adequate urban planning and drainage channels.
In El Oro Province, SGR said that heavy rain had triggered landslides in parts of Atahualpa Canton on 07 May, 2018, damaging homes and roads. No fatalities or injuries were reported.
#Imbabura | Equipo técnico de la #SGR continúa con la entrega de Asistencia Humanitaria a las familias afectadas por inundaciones debido a las fuertes lluvias en el cantón Antonio Ante | #SGRCuidaDeTi pic.twitter.com/Z8vi1joQei
— Riesgos Ecuador (@Riesgos_Ec) May 7, 2018
#ElOro | Evaluación inicial de necesidades por evento peligroso de movimientos de masa provocado por fuertes lluvias en los sitios El Salado, El Chupo, Los Pinos de la parroquia Cordoncillo del cantón #Atahualpa. Maquinaria realiza labores de limpieza de material caído en la vía. pic.twitter.com/g9yIlGb5D5
— Riesgos Ecuador (@Riesgos_Ec) May 8, 2018
B - Atahualpa Canton, El Oro
Machala, El Oro Province - May 8 to May 9, 2018
Antonio Ante Canton, Imbabura Province - May 4 to May 10, 2018
Atahualpa Canton, El Oro - May 8 to May 10, 2018