- 13 de julio de 2021
Governor Cabeza de Vaca continued to provide support to families affected by the flood in Matamoros.
Tour some sectors that were flooded and listen to citizens to attend and manage additional support from the Federation.
13 July 2021
Matamoros, Tamaulipas.-This Tuesday, Governor Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca, in the company of Mayor Mario Alberto López Hernández, made a tour of various affected areas, where he spoke with the families whose assets were affected and continued with the delivery of emergent support for families and cleaning in homes.
“State Civil Protection reached an agreement with the three government agencies and we worked on the drainage process. We hope that the Federal Government can support the affected people in some way. We are reviewing and monitoring the work that is being carried out, ”said the Governor.
He said that the State will seek to consolidate rainwater projects for Matamoros and other cities in Tamaulipas, with the support of the Federation and the Municipalities, in order to prevent severe flooding in the future.
“To be able to give maintenance even to drains and hydraulic infrastructure works that are required in many parts of our state. We hope that the new composition of the Chamber of Deputies will help us to be labeled resources for projects of this nature, ”he said.
For his part, the Secretary of Welfare, Rómulo Garza Martínez, reported that on the instructions of the state president, since Sunday he began with the delivery of food aid for the more than 135 thousand affected people in 40 neighborhoods. The emergency aid includes the delivery of cleaning and personal hygiene packages, in the same way it was added to the reception of new requests for support.
The Tamaulipas Civil Protection coordinator, Pedro Granados Ramírez reiterated that the formal request has already been issued to the National Civil Protection Coordination, to issue an emergency declaration and thus be able to access resources that replace the Natural Resources Fund (FONDEN), in favor of those affected.
Since the beginning of the emergency, personnel of the Government of the State of Tamaulipas and municipal authorities have made it a priority objective to drain the affected areas, where it reached a level of 6.27 meters in low-lying areas as a result of the record of 150 millimeters of rain.
In addition to these works, staff from the State Health Safety Committee will continue to carry out disinfection, fumigation, abatement, desoiling and delivery of cleaning packages to affected families, in order to avoid infections or diseases.
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