governor of Córdoba cries for help

governor of Córdoba cries for help
governor of Córdoba cries for help

The Governor of Córdoba, Erasmo Zuleta, He asked the National Government for help this Monday in the face of the emergency that is being experienced in his Department due to the winter wave, especially in the municipality of Ayapel hard hit by floods in the area of La Mojana due to the overflowing of the Cauca River, to which was added the fall of the Los Negritos bridge in the rural area of ​​that population.

We reiterate our call to the National Government. The situation in Ayapel worsens; The overflow of the Cauca at the mouth of Caregato affects thousands of peasant families, and the coThe loss of the Los Negritos bridge has left many rural communities cut off. We need urgent action,” he said.

The president attended this Tuesday in Bogotá the preparatory meeting on ‘The girl’ and the 2024 hurricane and cyclone season, called by the National Federation of Departments.

He said that not only will the agricultural and environmental sectors be affected, but transportation, education and health will suffer impacts and are not being considered in current strategies.

Several months ago –he added- We anticipate the effects that the arrival of rains would cause. There were no responses or meetings that would allow us to articulate efforts to mitigate the impacts. Today we have to act in the midst of the emergency!

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Zuleta Bechara insisted that these meetings like today’s Tuesday need actions, commitments and responsibility; “otherwise, they will remain insubstantial. “It will always be much better to work on risk prevention and not disaster mitigation.”

For the Ayapel Mayor’s Office, The collapse of the Los Negritos bridge over the San Matías channel aggravates the crisis in the municipality because it further isolates the communities affected by the floods.

We urge President Petro and the Government of Córdoba to plan the recovery of roads and the construction of at least 5 bridges.”


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