Santa Cruz remains on alert for an increase in the volume of water in the Trairi River

Santa Cruz remains on alert for an increase in the volume of water in the Trairi River
Santa Cruz remains on alert for an increase in the volume of water in the Trairi River
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The city of Santa Cruz, in the Agreste region of Rio Grande do Norte, remains on alert for the increase in the water level of the Trairi River, and asks residents, especially those who live close to the bed of the Traiti River, close to the bridge in the Paraíso neighborhood, to Pay extra attention, as there is a risk of flooding. The municipality’s Civil Defense teams are monitoring the region and, although there are no homeless people at the moment, the agency has drawn up a strategic plan for this eventuality.

According to Santa Cruz Civil Defense technician, Márcia Faraildes Bezerra Nogueira, “for now, there are no homeless families, but we already have a strategic plan, if this happens, we already have a place to send these families. We have social assistance teams advising the population to leave the Trairi River bed while the rain warnings are in effect,” she explained.

In a note, published on social media, the Civil Defense of Santa Cruz reported “that the volume of water in the river has been rising significantly in the last few hours, due to the intense rains in the headwaters of the river in Campo Redondo and Coronel Ezequiel, and in this In the early hours of the morning there is a risk of hitting some residences that border the Trairi River, close to the Paraíso neighborhood bridge”, says an excerpt.

According to Civil Defense, the guidance is for residents who find themselves in these conditions to leave their homes, in order to ensure their safety.

The National Institute of Meteorology (Inmet) issued, this Monday (1st), two warnings of danger of intense rain for all cities in Rio Grande do Norte. There are 51 municipalities under danger warning, with an orange legend, which indicates rain between 30 and 60 mm/h or 50 and 100 mm/day.

Already on yellow alert, of potential danger, there are 167 cities with a chance of rain between 20 and 30 mm/h or up to 50 mm/day. The alerts started at 9am and will remain active until 10am this Tuesday (2).

The article is in Portuguese

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