Venezuelan Families Affected by Rains Receive Government Aid

Caracas, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan government has sent more than nine tons of household goods and basic necessities to families in states affected by heavy rains, said today the Vice Minister of Management and Civil Protection, Randy Rodriguez.

Through the aid air bridge established by the executive between the demarcations of Monagas and Bolivar, the authorities are attending more than 100 shelters with around 1,120 families evacuated after the Orinoco River flooded.

The assistance includes drinking water, mattresses, hammocks, mosquito nets, refrigerators, kitchens and food distributed in the evacuation zones to provide the best conditions for the population in the face of adverse events, Rodriguez said.

He also explained that several groups of Civil Protection, Ministry of Justice and the Bolivarian National Armed Force are still deployed to monitor and assess the damage caused by the passing of tropical waves.

Rodriguez also reported that two tropical disturbances are moving around Venezuela in the Caribbean Sea which will not directly affect the country.

However, he pointed out that the rainy areas of the mentioned meteorological anomalies can cause abundant rainfall in the eastern states.

The government has so far delivered more than 210 tons of inputs and food through 12 air and 25 land trips to the six affected territories.

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