Hidalgo issues an emergency declaration for 9 municipalities affected by floods

Hidalgo.- The government of Hidalgo issued a declaration of emergency for nine municipalities after the severe flooding by the overflow of the Tula River which caused the heavy rains last week.

The governor of Hidalgo, Omar Fayad, reported this Wednesday on his official Twitter account the issuance of the emergency declaration for the affected municipalities, including Tula.

The municipalities included in the emergency declaration are Tula, Ixmiquilpan, Tezontepec, Chilcuautla, Tasquillo, Tlahuelilpan, Tepeji del Río and Mixquihuala, detailed the state president.

“This morning @G GobiernoMX, through the National Civil Protection Coordination, issued the Declaration of Emergency for nine municipalities of #Hidalgo; #Tlaxcoapan, #Tula, #Ixmiquilpan, #Tezontepec, #Chilcuautla, #Tasquillo, #Tlahuelilpan, # TepejiDelRío and #Mixquiahuala “, says the message on social networks.

Omar Fayad added that thanks to the declaration of emergency requested by the government of Hidalgo, the federal government activates the Program for Attention to Emergencies due to Natural Hazards.

There are more than 70 thousand affected by the floods in Hidalgo. Photo: Cuartoscuro

This will allow to have 6 thousand 500 million pesos in resources to provide aid to the more than 70 thousand affected in Hidalgo by the floods.

“Thanks to this declaration requested by @gobiernohidalgo, @GobiernoMX activates the Program for the Attention of Emergencies due to Natural Threats; and thus will have resources to meet the food, shelter and health needs of the affected population,” said the Governor Fayad.

In the early morning of September 7, the heavy rain in Hidalgo caused the Tula River to overflow, which generated flooding in various neighborhoods of the municipality, including the IMSS hospital in the Centro neighborhood.

When the ground floor of the hospital was flooded, 14 patients infected with Covid-19 died and another 48 were transferred to various hospitals.

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The other municipalities affected by the natural disaster were Tepejil del Río, Ixmiquilpan, Tezontepec de Aldama, Tlahuelilpan, Tlaxcoapan, Mixquihuala, Chilcuautla and Tasquillo.

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