Minwu Minister Carlos Montes confirmed that 49 houses were damaged by the winds and rain caused by the frontal system. Furthermore, he announced that the government expected all emergency homes to be available during May.
carlos montesThe Minister of Housing and Urban Development mentioned the results brought by the frontal system present this weekend in the south-central region of the country and which, according to army pride (National Disaster Prevention and Response Service) assessed damage to fifty emergency homes.
The Secretary of State reported that the number of houses damaged by the storm corresponded to 49 out of 1,219 established houses, and pointed out that “there were some cases, such as in Tomé, where roofs were blown off as a result of 80 km/h winds. So, those kinds of problems arose.”
In addition, the authority pointed out that “responsible for this are the companies that did the construction, that were hired,” and likewise said that many of these homes had “strong” damage, and “maybe other conditions”. Will appear, Because it always happens with new homes”.
“It depends directly on the former Onemi, from the Senapred, who together with the Ministry of the Interior are above them because the Ministry of Housing is not in charge of this, it is basically that ministry,” Montes said.
Earlier, Cenpred put out a report that showed damage to 41 homes as a result of the frontal system: Head of the agency’s early warning unit, Felipe Moreno, He had said that “immediate measures have been taken with the supplier companies to activate and carry out the relevant repairs in the affected areas.”
Regarding the progress of the housing installation, the minister said that “we are installed for more than two-thirds”, and indicated that the date on which they will likely all be ready is “by the end of the month (.. .): The President (Gabriel Boric) spoke of May, that is, we hope that it will be completed in May.