The Ministry of People’s Power for Water Attention, through the country’s hydrological agencies, in work articulated with the Territorial Units for Water Attention (UTTA) and Civil Protection, remains alert and deployed throughout the national territory to attend effectively the situation generated in the areas near the rivers, as a result of the intense rainfall registered in recent days.
The vice minister of Hydrographic Basin Administration and president of the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (Inameh), José Pereira, explained that Venezuela currently has extraordinary rain conditions, caused by the strong radiation of the sun at this time of year and the passing of tropical waves through the country:
«These precipitations are above historical averages, which especially affects the mountainous areas of the country, as well as areas close to rivers”, he said.
Likewise, Pereira explained that the Pao-La Balsa reservoir, located in Cojedes, has been affected by the increase in water levels; as well as the rivers: Chama in Zulia, Mocotíes in Mérida, Yurubí and Cocorote in Yaracuy, affecting the water productive process that runs in substations, catchment and purification areas.
In this sense, he asserted that Minaguas, in coordination with regional authorities, Civil Protection, Fire Brigades, the Comprehensive Defense Operational Zones (ZODI) and the Organized People’s Power, will remain active in the affected areas, to provide an immediate response to the population in the event of any eventuality.