Civil defense and Senamhi alert Potosí, Tarija and Chuquisaca

The Vice Minister of Civil Defense Juan Carlos Calvimontes recommended this Sunday, taking into account the orange warning from the National Service of Meteorology and Hydrology (Senamhi) with possible floods in three departments: Potosí, Tarija and Chuquisaca.

In Potosí, a warning has been issued for the Tumusla and San Juan del Oro basins, which may affect the municipalities of Cotagaita, Tumusla, Mojinete, Chuquiago, Tupiza, Villazón, La Quiaca and the surrounding areas.

Surrounding the department of Chuquisaca in the upper basin of the Parapeti River with possible impact on the provinces of Azurduy, Huacareta and Monteagudo and the department of Tarija in the upper basin of the Guadalquivir river with likely impact on San Mateo Norte and Sur and municipalities.

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He also urged local governments to activate their early warning mechanisms to avoid major disasters and complications.


The authority said that La Paz is currently hardest hit by the rains and floods, but due to the severity of the damage, Cochabamba, especially the municipality of Cliza, with damage to houses and crop failures.

Humanitarian aid

The deputy minister recalled that this weekend the first humanitarian aid delivery of 19 tons of food and tools was made to 569 families from the flood-affected Cochabamba communities of Toco and Cliza


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