Half of the families at risk have evicted the Cerro del Chiquihuite: National Guard

The guard National (GN) and authorities of the three orders of government formed brigades to invite families to evict their houses before him risk latent of new landslides in the Cerro from Chiquihuite, located in the Lázaro Cárdenas neighborhood, municipality of Tlalnepantla, State of Mexico.

In the high-risk area they are located around 260 buildings, of which, according to the corporation, the 50 percent of families have been evicted of the area, but the other 50 percent is missing

While some of those affected decided to take refuge with relatives, at the moment the following shelters are enabled:

Heart of Jesus Parish: where there are 56 people from 5 families, of which 13 are older adults, 29 adults and 14 minors.

Kamakiri Room: where 20 people from 3 families stayed overnight, of which 12 are adults and 8 minors.

Stabilization work

At the same time, and with public service personnel from the municipality of Tlalnepantla, members of the GN fill sacks with rubble to form a protective dam and contain rain runoff and possible landslides.

Also, the bags with dirt and debris will prevent the stones from continuing to move in order to allow the rescue efforts to proceed.

Read more: They carry out stabilization work in the Cerro del Chiquihuite to reinforce rescue efforts

The National Guard announced that it will remain at this point of Cerro Chiquihuite to continue with the evacuation, rescue, perimeter security and debris removal works.

This is how the search and rescue work at Cerro del Chiquihuite looks like

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