Evacuations begin due to possible flooding in San Miguel de Allende

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2021

The Municipal Civil Protection Directorate has arrived in colonies such as Guadalupe, San Rafael, and Cuevitas, to urge the families that inhabit and border the stream to temporarily vacate their homes.

San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, – It is forecast that within 5 hours, San Miguel de Allende will suffer from a strong flood in areas surrounding the Arroyo de las Cachinches. The Municipal Civil Protection Directorate has arrived in neighborhoods such as Guadalupe, San Rafael and Cuevitas, to urge the families that live and border the stream to temporarily vacate their homes and remain in the COMUDE Module, with the aim of avoiding greater risks.

The municipal Civil Protection Directorate has arrived in neighborhoods such as Guadalupe, San Rafael and Cuevitas, to urge the families that live and border the stream to temporarily vacate their homes.

Tonight, the director of Civil Protection, Josafat Enríquez, reported that a private board, located in the area of ​​the Santas Marías community, heading to Querétaro, burst so that the water in this place in addition to the one that has been falling in the last hours, it will come together to create a large water runoff that is expected to reach the urban area during the early morning and cause a possible flood similar to the one that occurred in 1998.

They anticipate that the lowering of water will increase the level of the Arroyo de Las Cachinches considerably between the next 4 and 6 hours; Therefore, they urge the population to take precautions and take shelter in a safe place, as well as to secure their merchandise.

It works in conjunction with the Secretariat of National Defense and the State Coordination of Civil Protection to maintain monitoring in rural communities and the municipal seat.

Likewise, they foresee an impact on the San Carlos board that may represent a risk for the area of ​​Palmita de Landeta, the lower part of Obraje, Guadalupe neighborhood, San Rafael neighborhood, Guadalupe Avenue (commercial area), Cuevitas, and La Estación.

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Arroyo de las Cachinches

However, merchants on Avenida Guadalupe and Mercado de San Juan de Dios, are already beginning to remove their merchandise from their premises to protect it in order to minimize material losses resulting from the possible flood that is expected at dawn on September 17.

Source: elsoldeirapuato.com.mx

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