Homeless families in the municipality of Coronel João Sá, hit by the flooding of the Rio do Peixe because of the overflow and rupture of the Quati dam, have begun to return to their homes. The information is from the secretary of communication of the city hall, Valdomiro da Conceição Jr.
According to him, “the day dawned with sunshine. There is no more flooding and the water has been drained. We are now collecting the shards,” he said, referring to the removal of land and garbage scattered with the flood.
According to the secretary, there is special concern about the possibility of contamination after the flood. To avoid the risk, he urges families to throw away soggy mattresses in flooded homes.
According to the city, 500 people from Colonel João Sá were left homeless and had to be taken into three public schools, and in the homes of relatives and friends during the flood.
Last Friday, the Ministry of Regional Development (MDR) recognized an emergency situation and public calamity in the city and also in Pedro Alexandre.
Also yesterday, the governor of Bahia Rui Costa visited and flew over the region in the northeast of the state, near the Sergipe border, and noted that “what is happening is the collapse of many small buses made on private property, which are breaking down and form a ripple effect and a wave of water.” The governor said that “other small buses” are being monitored.
Secretary Valdomiro da Conceição Jr confirmed his concern about the Lagoa Grande dam, which is also in the municipality of Pedro Alexandre, and also received more water because of heavy rains that have fallen in the region in recent days.
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