Civil Protection reports more than 100 sheltered by rains

The director of Civil Protection, Luis Amaya, reported this morning that a total of 104 people nationwide are sheltered due to the rains in five shelters set up by the institution.

According to the official there are 31 people housed in the refuge of La Palma, department of Chalatenango; while in the Las Tunas district and the El Melonal retirement home, municipality of Conchagua, La Unión, a total of 47 refugees are recorded.

Seven other people are sheltered in the Christian church of the municipality of San Miguel Tepezontes, La Paz and 19 more in the municipality of Comasagua, department of La Libertad. Amaya assured that they have 36 shelters available for people who need to leave vulnerable areas.

“There are many evacuees who decided to go to relatives. Something important to say, not necessarily all the evacuees have been due to danger due to landslides, some had to evacuate because their house was flooded “, clarified the head of Civil Protection.

Amaya stressed that the stratified alert is maintained, so the articulated work of the institutions that belong to the National Civil Protection System is active.

Yesterday, the institution increased the red alert in 28 municipalities in the country due to the threats posed by the rains that are registered in the Salvadoran territory along with the development of a tropical cyclone.

The institution reported that the red alert is for the municipalities of Cuscatancingo, Ayutuxtepeque, Santo Tomás, Santiago Texacuangos, Rosario de Mora, Ilopango, Nejapa, Santa Ana, Tacuba, Concepción de Ataco, Apaneca, Cuisnahuat, La Palma, San Francisco Morazán, Tejutla, Dulce Nombre de María, Concepción Quezaltepeque, Comalapa, Colón, Santa Tecla, Comasagua, Talnique, Chiltiupán, Zaragoza, San Salvador, Panchimalco, Huizúcar and San Miguel. While the orange alert was updated for the rest of the country’s municipalities.

The latest balance of data provided yesterday by the authorities reports that until September 21 there were 89 fallen trees, 52 obstructed roads, 160 landslides, and nine collapsed walls.

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