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LIVE | Alert in Venezuela for Tropical Wave 47; heavy rain and flooding expected

The Minister of the Interior and Justice of Venezuela, Remigio Ceballos, warned that precautions must be taken before the arrival of tropical wave 47 on Tuesday. He said that its passage through the country could bring adverse weather conditions. The official explained that the heavy rains and floods on Monday were caused by tropical wave 46. However, he indicated that both Venezuela and other weather forecasting systems are paying more attention to tropical wave 47.


“According to the meteorological studies of the different international agencies, special attention is being paid to the tropical wave number 47 because it shows some signs that It comes with quite a cloudy intensity and will generate different conditions to which we must be carefulCeballos said in a video posted on Twitter.

LOOK: Venezuela: Maracay on alert due to torrential rains that leave 45 houses affected

On Monday, the heavy rains that occurred in Venezuela caused the collapse of at least 12 houses, and left another 60 houses at risk of collapse, in the sector January 23 in Caracaswhere 162 families were affected and at least 14 were evacuated, according to Minister Remigio Ceballos.

However, the Vice Minister for Risk Management and Civil Protection, Carlos Pérez Ampueda, stated, on his Twitter account, that evacuated families rises from fifty.

Heavy rains also caused several streams to overflow in areas of Miranda state (north) near the capital, where they dragged vehicles, flooded roads and caused landslides on a highway that connects these sectors with Caracas.

On the other hand, Pérez Ampueda reported that 45 affected homes were reported in a sector of Maracaycondition Aragua (center), where on October 17 a landslide caused the death of at least four people.

The rubble of a collapsed house in Caracas, Venezuela, after heavy rains. (EFE / Miguel Gutierrez).

Meanwhile, in the state of Lara (west), 80 families were affected in various localities as a result of the flooding of the channels of a river and two streams, that flooded several houses, said the governor of the region, Adolfo Pereira, on his Instagram account.

According to the Minister of the Interior, the passage through the nation of tropical wave 46 has generated heavy rains with electric shocks and gusts of wind in Caracas and the states of Carabobo, Aragua, Miranda, La Guaira, Guárico, Anzoátegui, Sucre, Monagas and Delta. Amacuro.

With information from EFE

Source: Elcomercio

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