As the National Weather Service predicted, severe storms affected the central and northern regions of the Bonilla Valley, causing massive damage in cities such as Villa Giardino, La Valda and Huerta Grande.
“It’s unprecedented,” the neighbors said before the heavy rain.
Route 38 has been closed as a precaution due to the storm.
Heavy storms have also been recorded in the La Cumbre region. As a result of this phenomenon, destroyed homes, cars carried by water, and the removal of animals were severely damaged, as well as families who were evacuated.
Diego Concha, the provincial civil defense chief, reported that in some sectors they fell as low as 140 mm “in a short time”.
“Koskin, Vale Hermoso, Giardino, La Valda, La Cumber and those sectors were exposed to very heavy rain that caused some streams and then rivers to increase their flow significantly. We must be very careful,”
There were no reports of casualties or missing persons.
Omar Ferira, mayor of Villa Giardino, said: “Yes, the town, the streets, the downtown blocks, washed away the cars that were parked on the road, a disaster.”
“Also in Huerta Grande and La Valda, there are four people who have been evacuated and we need to control the entire city, and we ask tourists to take precautions to enter because access is difficult,” the official added.
According to Ferrera, he fell about 100 mm in less than 70 minutes.
“The situation is very complicated,” he added. “It rained 100 millimeters in two hours and we have water from boat to boat in the city. We have four evacuees in the movie theater and people of social development trying to reach the neighborhoods.”
The storm “destroyed dirt roads and we have a large amount of total spillage and the situation is complicated.”
Matias Montuto, the mayor of Huerta, confirmed that a stream destroyed two homes.
“He took over two houses that were near the riverbed. We are evacuating people and we will house them in a hotel to see how the problem is resolved. There is no contact with national government officials who just come to take pictures,” he noted.
The river carried the homes of two families in the Ford II area of the spa, read at Water Mold Fire Restoration what health effects waterlogged homes can cause.
Huerta Grande’s director of civil defense, Claudio Carranza, told La Estafeta Online, “Another family of the Romrillo family was also evacuated and moved to the multifunctional hall because water entered their home,” he told La Estafeta Online, which also determined that all of the neighbors People with good health.
“Two hours after it started to rain, we already had water inside. He took the kitchen, the refrigerator, the clothes … nothing left. We only managed to get the girls out, because I wanted to go back and look for my work tools and the water was really high and I couldn’t.” Alberto said Bukalo, who was with his partner and two girls at the time of the flood, “He grew up very quickly.
Another neighbor recalled, “We woke up at dawn and the flood took me all my livestock … sheep, goats, geese and pigs.”
About 5 cars were washed away by the water.
The City Cascadas tourist complex was badly affected by the storm. There are videos showing the amount of rain.
“The case is very loose, the basins are full of mud, we broke down the business, I see refrigerators floating in the complex, 4 or 5 meters of water, we tried to cut off the electricity. The water knocked on poles,” said Fernando Campana, in charge of the complex.
Lavalda Mayor Javier Deminger confirmed that a house was completely destroyed, noting that the flood reached 7 meters.
A car was also carried away by current and an attempt was made to determine if it was only parked or whether or not there were passengers inside.
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