Venezuela Floods – Hundreds Affected After River Overflows in Trujillo

Hundreds of people have been affected by the overflowing Boconó river in Trujillo state, northern Venezuela.

The flooding occurred on Wednesday, 08 July 2015, after around 4 days of heavy rain. At least 250 families were affected in the town of Boconó. Local authorities say that the floods have damaged 174 homes, as well as schools, a church and businesses. No deaths have been reported.

Temporary accommodation has been set up for at least 46 of the affected families. Health care has also been provided for the flood victims, according to Venezuela state news agency, AVN.

Floods in Apure, Tachira and Barinas states

Parts of Venezuela have seen heavy rainfall since early July. The states of Apure, Tachira and Barinas in Venezuela have all seen severe flooding.

Over 40,000 people were affected by flooding in Apure state last week when the Arauca and Sarare rivers overflowed. President Nicolas Maduro to declare a state of emergency there on Friday 03 July 2015.

According to AVN, Vice President, Jorge Arreaza, said yesterday that the electricity and water services have since been restored in nearly all affected areas of Apure state.