four dead, floods and evacuated in El Salvador Rains

For Recinos Kriscia

The heavy rains that have fallen on El Salvador in recent days, provoked severe flooding, landslides and roads affected. further, Dozens of people were evacuated from their homes in the last hours.

Salvadoran authorities confirmed the death of four people in the east of the country. Three of these, were washed away by the floods of the rivers in the area.

According to official reports and relief corps, during tuesday night, a landslide buried several houses in a populous neighborhood in the Salvadoran capital. Despite the damage, authorities do not report deceased or injured people.

Others 80 families were affected, in the coastal area of ​​the country due to flooding. But nevertheless, members of the Red Cross of El Salvador, they told the local media that despite the danger, some people don't want to leave their houses.

In the department of Usulután, relief agencies warned that there is a high risk that rivers and mouths will overflow in the next few hours.

Near 2,300 volunteers from organizations like the Red Cross, assist people affected by the rains and carry out monitoring in high-risk areas.

Damaged schools

Due to the rains, the authorities of the Ministry of Education canceled all activities in schools and universities in the country.

According to the Minister of Education, Carla Varela, at least some 16 public schools in the capital's metropolitan area are damaged. Six of these, are completely flooded and six others have considerable roof damage.

Damaged pipes

The rains also caused damage to the water supply pipes. The National Administration of Aqueducts and Sewers (YOU) From El Salvador, He said that important pipes that supply various areas of the capital are damaged.

According to the Salvadoran authorities, the water service is expected to be interrupted in the next few hours.

Landslides in eastern parts of the country, they have also done their thing. According to ANDA, several cantons in the area were without service in the last hours.