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  HOME | Argentina

Macri Promises Reconstruction Aid for 20K Flood Evacuees

BUENOS AIRES – In Concordia, the city most affected by the historic flooding besetting Argentina’s northeastern region, President Mauricio Macri on Sunday promised to provide 66 percent of the reconstruction aid needed for the areas where 20,000 people were evacuated.

“Know that you are not alone,” said Macri at his first press conference heading the crisis committee set up by the government to supervise the emergency.

The president interrupted his holiday vacations to attend to the crisis and emphasized the coordination among national, provincial and local authorities, thanking Argentines for their many gestures of solidarity with those affected.

The Solidarity Network organization has received 55 tons of donations, especially clothing, potable water, diapers and cleanings products.

Other non-governmental organizations, among others, also have contributed to help the thousands of families who spent their Christmas holidays away from their flooded homes.

At the Concordia shelters, some people said that this is the sixth time that local river waters have swept away all they owned, although the majority do not recall such a rise in the Uruguay River, since this is the worst flooding in 50 years.

To minimize future flooding, Macri promised to develop “more permanent solutions” when the water recedes, including building dams and aqueducts that will help to prevent the accumulation of water during storms.

For the moment, however, the halt in the rains has stabilized the rivers’ rise throughout northeastern Argentina and the water level should recede next week if the weather remains dry.

 

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