Flooding has affected hundreds of people across the states of Barinas, Táchira and Miranda in Venezuela over the last few days. Dozens of families have been displaced after homes were damaged or destroyed.
In Barinas state, the Socopó River broke its banks flooding wide areas of Socopó municipality from 09 August 2022. Nine homes were destroyed or severely damaged. At least 53 families have been forced to evacuate. In total around 2,300 residents have been affected.
Around 140 families were affected and 28 houses damaged or destroyed after severe flooding in Capacho Viejo municipality in Táchira state, close to the border with North Santander Department of Colombia.
Meanwhile around 120 homes were damaged in the municipality of Sucre, in the state of Miranda, close to Caracas, Venezuela’s capital.
On 10 August 2022 the national government activated national risk system (Centro Nacional De Control De Emergencias y Desastres – CENACED) in response to the floods in Barinas, Táchira and Miranda and in anticipation of further heavy rainfall.
Mantenemos el despliegue en todo el territorio nacional Protección Civil, Bomberos y los órganos de Seguridad Ciudadana, VEN 911, CEOFANB, Ministerio de Alimentación, Ministerio de Obras Públicas, BAER
Policía Nacional Bolivariana. pic.twitter.com/TyHSCU4ejT
— VGRPC (@VGRPC_) August 10, 2022
El Sistema de Gestión de Riesgo brinda asistencia al Pueblo venezolano en todo el territorio nacional, en coordinación con Gobernadores y Alcaldes, por orden del CJ @NicolasMaduro. Se activó el CENTRO NACIONAL DE CONTROL DE EMERGENCIAS Y DESASTRES (CENACED). pic.twitter.com/scotfdl55O
— @FuerzaDinamica Remigio Ceballos Ichaso (@CeballosIchaso1) August 10, 2022