The earth moved: landslides put the inhabitants of La Palma Cundinamarca on alert

Cundinamarca firefighters reported on the environmental emergency in the Loma del Medio village, in La Palma (Cundinamarca), due to heavy rains that have caused 10 landslides in less than 3 kilometers, in addition to the closure of the main road.

According to the authorities, The landslides have left the main road that connects the Loma del Medio village with the municipality of La Palma completely blocked. (Cundinamarca), and isolated to the inhabitants, including elderly people, pregnant women and children.

Jeison Pineda, a resident of the municipality, indicated that “We call on the Government, the Risk Management entities and the Government of Cundinamarca, to please help us. “We need you to lend us yellow machinery to have that serious emergency that occurs in the municipality, which several people have reported, including older adults, children and pregnant women.”

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For its part, the National Unit for Risk Management and Disaster Response (UNGRD), has not yet confirmed aid to this area of ​​the country, given the risk of new landslides.

The inhabitants of the area report that the emergencies occurred after heavy rains, accompanied by intense winds and electrical storms, during the last hours in that region.

The situation has generated concern for the community, who expect a prompt response from the authorities to address the emergency.

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Finally, the inhabitants of the area ask the Government to take urgent actions due to the serious emergency that the municipality of La Palma (Cundinamarca) is going through, because the community is cut off due to the landslides.

 
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