Government delivers 1,275 tons of aid to those affected by Hurricane Beryl

Government delivers 1,275 tons of aid to those affected by Hurricane Beryl
Government delivers 1,275 tons of aid to those affected by Hurricane Beryl

The Venezuelan government has delivered 1,275 tons of food, medicine, drinking water and other supplies to those affected by the overflow of a river in the state of Sucre last week, following the passage of Hurricane Beryl, Civil Protection (PC) reported on Tuesday.

In a press release, the institution said that to date 21,000 people from 27 sectors of the town of Cumanacoa have been assisted, with the delivery of food, medicine, drinking water and social assistance.

He also said that the Ministry of the Interior has carried out 23 flights to the region, with which they have rescued 18 people who were in “isolated communities.”

Civil Protection added that 1,240 citizens have received general medical attention, 260 children have been evaluated by pediatricians, and – it said – the authorities have delivered 1,850 medicines, 42 canes, 8,300 diapers and 55 crutches.

He indicated that a census is being conducted to verify damage to homes and other buildings in Cumanacoa.

On Monday, the Venezuelan government announced the creation of a $1 million fund to finance economic sectors affected by Hurricane Beryl.

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“President Nicolás Maduro, due to the impact in Cumanacoa caused by Hurricane Beryl, has created a fund in bolivars, equivalent to one million dollars, to support with financing, without any conditions, the economic sectors affected by the rains and the flooding of the river,” said Executive Vice President Delcy Rodríguez on the social network X.

Rodríguez indicated that the production, services and commercial sectors will receive this financing.

The flooding in Cumanacoa caused the death of at least three people – although independent reports put the number at six – while another 1,440 are in “solidarity shelters” after losing their homes, according to authorities, who also count almost 8,000 affected homes.

A week ago, Beryl reached the highest category of 5 on the Saffir-Simpson scale in the Caribbean, where it caused death and destruction.

Beryl was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm early Monday after making landfall in the southeastern state of Texas on Sunday, where at least eight deaths have been reported as of Tuesday.

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