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Rains affected more than 51,900 people from Tabasco

The rains registered since last Thursday by the cold front number 9 caused damage to more than 7 thousand homes and affected 51,955 people in Tabasco, according to the official report.

Governor Adán Augusto López Hernández made a tour of the points most affected by the floods in Villahermosa, where he offered that by Sunday the Pemex hospital would be free of flooding, which had to be evicted.

The state president reported that 12 pumps with thermofused hoses of a length of 10 kilometers were installed to draw water from the areas hardest hit by the storm, such as the Casa Blanca, Miguel Hidalgo, Valle Verde and sectors of Las Gaviotas, Estrellas de Buena. Vista and the UJAT subdivision, as well as in roads.

“The greatest damage is in the Villahermosa neighborhoods, where there are different points of conflict that are being released with bombs, because what is needed is to restore normality and for the infrastructure to function,” he explained.

López Hernández indicated that, once the emergency declaration was issued, coordinated work with federal authorities began to generate the conditions of support and infrastructure repair in the municipalities that suffered the most from the rains, such as Centro, Cárdenas, Cunduacán, Jalpa de Méndez and Huimanguillo.

He stressed that although the sumps worked and their emergency systems were activated, “it was not enough, it rained a lot, more than 450 millimeters and against that there were no sumps to hold,” he explained.

On the tour, the governor was accompanied by Laura Velázquez Alzúa, national coordinator of Civil Protection, who assured that the state government has the support of the Federation to get out of the emergency soon and announced that this Sunday he will present a fund proposal for the attention to the problem, which will include a review of urban development plans and a house-to-house census.