More flooding has affected parts of Ecuador, this time in the northern province of Sucumbíos. Around 600 people have been affected in the province in total, with 150 evacuated and 150 homes or buildings damaged.
The country’s National Service of Risk and Emergency Management (SNGRE) reported on 23 June that the overflowing Napo River flooded several homes in Pañacocha district. SNGRE also said that flooding from the San Miguel and Putumayo rivers was affecting parts of Puerto El Carmen de Putumayo, close to the border with Colombia.
Heavy rain also caused several landslides in the area, blocking the road that connects Lumbaqui to La Bonita and El Playón. The landslide left several vehicles including 3 buses stranded, along with around 150 passengers and drivers. Authorities said they are distributing relief supplies to those affected.
Recent heavy rain in the province of Tungurahua caused major flooding and landslides. At least one person died, 1 is still missing, 1 injured and 145 evacuated in Baños de Agua Santa. As of 25 June, the Curiacu river was still above flood levels, affecting parts of Patate district.
52 Hydro-meteorological Events in 8 Days
SNGRE said that the country has seen a spate of severe weather events over the last few days, with 52 hazardous hydro-meteorological events reported between 17 and 25 June, 2019, including 34 landslides. During that period, 1 person has died, 298 were evacuated, 771 people affected, 158 houses damaged.
The organisation also warned that flows of the Pastaza River in Pastaza Province have recently increased due to the continuous rainfall in the region.
[Boletín] #SNGRE Activados Comités de Operaciones de Emergencias para atender afectaciones por lluvias en #Sucumbíos https://t.co/UE2bomrPYb pic.twitter.com/CBCvqKQXrg
— Riesgos Ecuador (@Riesgos_Ec) June 25, 2019
Sucumbíos| Autoridades y voluntarios de la Junta Provincial de Sucumbíos, participaron en una reunión de trabajo organizada por el GAD de #Putumayo y realizaron una Evaluación de Daños y Análisis de Necesidades (EDAN) debido a las #inundaciones ocurridas en este cantón. pic.twitter.com/zHD3JLvd79
— CRUZ ROJA ECUADOR (@cruzrojaecuador) June 26, 2019
Recorrimos con @alexocles y varios ministros la zona de Río Blanco para reforzar la atención en salud, seguridad, alimentación y hospedaje a las familias damnificadas por las fuertes lluvias. #ElGobiernoDeTodos está para eso, para servirlos, más aún en emergencias como esta. pic.twitter.com/lOdLzj1ZDM
— Otto Sonnenholzner (@ottosonnenh) June 27, 2019