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Venezuela continues operations to attend to those affected by rains

Venezuela continues operations to attend to those affected by rains

Caracas, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government continues to attend areas of the country affected by heavy rains that caused floods and mudslides, authorities reported today.

The Vice Minister of Anti-Blockade Policies of the South American nation, William Castillo, told the press that the operations are being carried out as part of the recovery tasks promoted by President Nicolás Maduro after the heavy downpours in recent days.

He added that a humanitarian bridge arrived in isolated areas of Mérida and other states affected by the rains, with inputs such as food, medicines and biosecurity elements.

In order to intensify recovery, rescue and care work for the affected families, the Venezuelan executive address the situation with civil protection teams, firefighters, sanitation officials and members of the Armed Forces.

According to official data, as a result of the floods caused by the torrential downpours, at least 20 people died and about 17 are missing.

The Interior Minister, Remigio Ceballo, reported there are more than 54,500 people affected by the rains.

In addition, more than eight thousand homes have been destroyed or partially damaged in the states of Apure, Bolívar, Yaracuy, Zulia and Mérida.

The president of the Bolivarian nation, Nicolás Maduro, decreed last Wednesday an emergency for 90 days due to the damage caused by the floods.


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