FIRE-EARTH Alert: Chile
Posted by feww on February 27, 2017
Millions without water in Santiago, Chile amid Deadly Floods
Landslides triggered by severe flooding in Chile capital, Santiago, have contaminated a major river, leaving an estimated 4 – 6 million people without drinking water.
The water supply from the Maipo river has been cut off until further notice, said emergency authorities.
“We are talking about 1.45 million homes that are going to be affected by the cutting off of the water supply, which will be total or partial in 30 districts,” said the intendant of Santiago Metropolitan Region, Claudio Benjamín Orrego Larraín.
“We still do not know when the drinking water will be turned back on,”
“We cannot guarantee resumption of the service until the River Maipo clears up.”
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