Thousands living with the risk of collapse and flooding

On the slopes, on the banks of rivers, streams and on the shores of the sea in Manabí, wooden and mixed construction houses (brick, cement and wood) are built. In winter, constant floods and landslides affect these homes. According to data from the National Risk and Emergency Management Service, 29,221 homes are located in 68 vulnerable areas in the province. In total, 75,873 Manabitas are under these natural threats. One of those sites is the San Gregorio citadel in Portoviejo. At least 200 houses were built on a hill. When there is constant rain, especially at night, the neighbors stand…

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