The critical situation of the Rio Negro, in the Amazon, has affected the life of the local riverside population that faces accessibility problems to go out and return to their communities. In Marina do Davi, the main public terminal in Manaus for relocation to coastal communities – for example Igarapé, Tarumã Mirim, Praia da Lua and Praia do Tupé –, the scenario is very difficult for the population that needs to reach different locations.
In the Marina, after descending a hillside, the passageways are about a kilometer crossing slats, sandbanks, precarious wooden bridges, on a steep path, so we head to the place where we are waiting for the small boats that we can still manage to cross.
Madalena fala sobre a maior seca two last 120 years – Rafa Neddermeyer/Agência Brasil
This is the case of housewife Madalena Soares Fernandes, 73 years old, who faces this saga every time she needs to relocate. Resident of Tarumã, Mrs. Madalena claims Brazil Agency about the difficulty of walking to get food or boarding facilities.
“It’s very difficult, it’s very difficult. It’s hard to get home, it’s horrible. “Let’s wait, right?”, said the woman at home referring to the return of the rainy season.
Second, Mrs. Madalena, it’s only been three months facing this situation. The story still experienced a similar drought, in 2010, for more than a short time. “Em 2010 deu, mas não foi so much as in this [período]Do you understand? It was a big, faster dry. “It’s not here, it’s being delayed,” she said.
Among the purchases you are trying to bring home is a jug of water. To assist in transportation, she hired a person to carry the bag for the chickens she raised. Between smiles, Mrs. Madalena said that after disembarking in Tarumã she would need to walk for about three hours to get home, since, like the dry river, the boat would not be able to enter the community. If she does not walk, she will not count as the help of the child who lives with her, to transport the purchases.
“When it’s busy, the boat is leaving home and now it takes up to three hours to check in,” he said. “E ele [o filho] nem is here, just let’s go to God”, he completed,
The porter Leandro da Silva says that to carry out transports it takes much longer than when he leaves by boat – Rafa Neddermeyer/Agência Brasil
The challenging scenario also provides diverse opportunities for local residents, who find it difficult to experience the opportunity to generate income. This is the case of Leandro da Silva, 27 years old, who works in the Marina carrying grocery stores that he wants to run for the communities. He was hired to transport Dona Madalena’s birds.
“People carry everything, both varieties and changes, to make a fashion,” said Leandro à Brazil Agency. Second or young, the file begins and ends, in general, around 5 p.m., due to the difficulties in returning to the community.
Again, he follows a path similar to the one traced by Dona Madalena. “The greatest difficulty is in the community – what was done in 15 minutes, you will face in an hour of perna, areia, praia, lama”, observed Leandro, reflecting on the situation experienced in the marina.
“In the dry ruins of people all over the world, there are people who survive by fluttering and can see, all standing still. As boats do not passam, now only as rabetinhas [tipo de embarcaçã]or, I’m still whitewashing because it’s dry.”
The situation of the two floating boats, stuck in the Marina do Davi since October, is also worrying. Located near Ponta Negra, on the banks of Igarapé do Gigante, the marina is also used for tourist tours in Rio Negro.
Rio Negro, near São Raimundo in Manaus, has been dry for 121 years – Rafa Neddermeyer/Agência Brasil
A group of 56 boatmen, organized around the Cooperativa dos Profissionais de Transporte Fluvial da Marina do Davi (Acamdaf), provides both services to the communities and carries out tourist tours in the region.
In two cooperatives, João da Rocha Lopes, 52 years old, also spoke to Brazil Agency which has only seen a similar drought in 2010, but with a very minor impact. Standing from outubro, he contou who is surviving as a pode.
João da Rocha Lopes, from the professional river transport cooperative of Marina do Davi, comments on the reflections of the dry season – Rafa Neddermeyer/Agência Brasil
“People look like I’m afraid, like I managed to earn and save some money, right? “It’s going to turn,” he said. “We’ll lose commerce, we’ll lose many areas. For example: Uber stopped moving. Some of our colleagues are still working in the rabeta. , who practically walks on the lama. [os moradores] “I need to go and go, because we need to buy food, medicines, we need to do this transportation.”
After some clouds of smoke in Manaus ports during the weekend, the National Institute of Meteorology issued a warning alert for the possibility of intense rain in the Amazonian capital.
The alert, disclosed this second-fair (20), is worth this third (21) and also open regions two states of Acre, Mato Grosso, Pará, Rondônia and Roraima.
Second or Inmet, the alert is valid for the regions of Vale do Acre, Eastern Rondonense, Central Amazon, Southwest Amazon, Northern Mato-Grossense, Southern Amazon, Northern Amazon, Madeira-Guaporé, Southern Roraima, Vale do Juruá, and Southwest Paraense .
In Manaus, a number of smokers have left five or five on Saturday (18th) and can be observed until tomorrow. Not starting late, the city searched Chuva on isolated points. Second monitoring of the Electronic Environmental Surveillance System (Selva), by the University of the State of Amazonas, with the quality of being part of the moderate capital.
Rio Negro, near São Raimundo in Manaus, next to the Santa Fé establishment – Rafa Neddermeyer/Agência Brasil
The state of Amazonas faces severe drought, with the Rio Negro reaching its lowest mark in 121 years, when the medications begin. On October 26, the level of the river was at the lowest level recorded, measuring 12.7 meters. At the beginning of November we began to climb, climbing again to the top of two 13 meters. The last measurement recorded in Porto de Manaus, on the 17th of this month, showed the volume of the volume, with the water level of the Negro River measuring 12.96 meters.
According to the most recent bulletin released by the Civil Defense of Amazonas, all the 62 municipalities of the state remain in an emergency situation. Only 598 thousand people and 150 thousand families affected.
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