Due to the bad weather recorded over the weekend in the entire national territory and especially in the region of O’Higgins, the National Disaster Prevention and Response Service (SENAPRED), through a report, indicated that it continues to be alert and preventive steps, to avoid any incident. which may arise.
In this sense, the organization is focused on strengthening the surveillance of the most vulnerable sectors, to avoid dangerous situations for the population, especially by monitoring waterways and streams.
In the report, SENAPRED recommends having “special protection, due to the accumulation of water in the lower sectors and the possible increase in flow” of rivers and streams, with possible overflows and staying alert to the situation of the river and road.
Taking into account the state of the wind, alert mechanisms and preventive measures are maintained, to avoid risks to the population, as it may cause the blowing of roofs, change of connection, interruption of electricity supply and telephone, for example. on power lines.
For this reason, SENAPRED recommends that the entire population secure the roofs of their houses, prune trees and secure hanging objects that may fall due to strong winds, which can create emergencies. that situation.
Power supply effect
The recent rains have had an impact on basic services, more than the supply of electricity, because in the last few hours 5,273 clients have been reported without electricity service, which is the community of Requínoa with the highest number of affected people, registering 2,178 users; followed by San Vicente, with 1,830; while San Fernando and Rancagua, registered 350 and 345, respectively.
The document presented by SENAPRED shows that there is no impact or disruption of the service of drinking water, especially the change and disruption of vehicular traffic, on the main highways and roads of the region.