Manizales stabilizes after 24 hours of heavy rains

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18 districts, roads and vehicular bridges were affected by the heavy rains that occurred in the city of Manizales. | Photo: EFE

The director of the national unit for the management of the risk of disaster (Ungrd), Carlos Iván Márquez Pérez, reported on Thursday the beginning a phase of stabilization to meet the victims in the city of Manizales, Colombia.
“Thanks to the effective response phase of Municipal Councils and departmental management of risk (Cmgrd and Cdgrd) will start the stabilization phase, then unfortunately people dead and missing, register the trend to stability is given”, announced Marquez.
> About 17 dead leave heavy rains in Manizales, Colombia the heavy rains that occurred in the city of Manizales last Tuesday night, it affected 18 districts, left 500 homeless families and forced the preventive evacuation of 400 people, which are in three temporary shelters. 
They were also affected seven road bridges, 12 points from 80 roads affected in the rural and urban sectors of Manizales, which are being operated to open them soon. 

Again I emphasize reaction and relief agencies work. Experts monitor critical points by land and air; the alert remains pic.twitter.com/hWzIXpk7GG – Juan Manuel Santos (@JuanManSantos) 20 April 2017 the director of the Ungrd said that it has sent humanitarian aid from Bogotá, as also a Bank of heavy machinery with autonomy for 15 days, and thus help with the cleaning of the affected infrastructure.
> Colombia requires more effective to prevent policy disasters in the municipality of Villa Maria (Caldas) preserve to 80 families who are in risk areas and sent yellow machinery for the rehabilitation of the affected roads. 

From #Aranjuez @Minvivienda @elsanoguerabaq confirms support for relocating the affected families and improve their quality of life. pic.twitter.com/sYWV9uCvEx – Gobernaciondecaldas (@GoberCaldas) April 20, 2017 Marquez urged citizens to serve only calls for alert generated by the unified command post: “Avoid tracking information in social networks that sometimes do it with malice or others with good intentions, but confused and generate panic”.