Landslide in Mixtla de Altamirano, Veracruz: list of communities that were affected – El Sol de México

The Secretary of Civil Protection, Guadalupe Osorno Maldonado, confirmed that there is eight communities that remain incommunicado in Mixtla de Altamirano after the collapse that occurred last Saturday.

In a conference with Governor Cuitláhuac García Jiménez, he explained that on Sunday geologists from the Secretariat in his charge came to verify the point and, although there are two homes nearby, they were no longer occupied, so there is no population at risk.

He explained that the experts recommended that he not start moving the earth because it remains weak.

“The road is covered, we have eight isolated communities. We are working with the technical bodies to see what steps to follow. The geologists have recommended that material movements not begin because of how weak the point is, removing material implies that could go down, so that is stopping it a bit,” said Osorno.

The Secretary of Civil Protection said that coordination will be maintained between the different areas to be able to carry out the necessary actions and expedite care and open the way as soon as possible.

He stressed that there are no injured people because a landslide had already been recorded previously, which allowed the area to be cordoned off before the major event.

“We thought that a landslide had already occurred because it was already cordoned off and that allowed them to be attentive, we have no injured people. The only thing we have are two nearby homes that are not structurally compromised but are close by and that were already unoccupied.”

Which towns in Mixtla de Altamirano were affected?

Among the isolated locations are Zacaloma, El Terrero, Atlahuixia, Tlacuazinga, Tecolotla and Mangotitla, Well, it is a path that goes from head of Mixtla de Altamirano to eight towns, hence the need to recover the passage.

“I do not have the exact number of how many families are affected, but it is an important road within the municipality, there is a pedestrian crossing, but we know that this does not recover communication since it is mainly necessary to maintain supply. “We are waiting for that and if the days pass we will have to do some operations to introduce supplies, particularly assistance supplies,” he added.

He added that he is coordinating with the Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Works (SIOP) to analyze alternatives in the area.

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