Guadalajara / 04.08.2021 19:10:25
As an announced catastrophe, this is what neighbors and experts called what happened in the Arenales Tapatíos, Miramar and 17 other neighborhoods around the municipality of Zapopan. After the rains registered, they are now asking the corresponding authorities to make use of a resource that they call a “disaster fund” and thus be able to repair some of the damage.
“They are asking the state government, the municipality, the corresponding authority to take its role and based on this take responsibility, because it is not possible that they are irregular settlements that is independent, there is a contingency fund I think there is still that of disasters and that this is what we are requesting, that all those affected have support for the loss of their belongings ”, assured the lawyer Alfredo Gómez Plasencia, who advises those affected.
Experts on the subject and the neighbors themselves who experienced moments of terror, assure that they had already alerted the authorities to do work on the gabions, and with this the flood could have been avoided.
“I was inside my house and suddenly the whole house moved as it trembled, I realized when I opened the door that a fence had collapsed between a river and Álamos street along Guadalajara avenue in the neighborhood. Colinas and Los Robles, debris accumulated, covered the so-called gabions because they are tubes that have an outlet, the gabion measures around three-odd meters, it was covered when it arrives it bursts by force and that is what caused all this misfortune , which the neighbors had already told the City Council ”, he explained.
As a result of this catastrophe, the inhabitants of this area comment that more than 20 colonies were affected by the water, since in some points it reached up to two meters in height.
Despite more than two weeks of work to clean up the area, much remains to be done. It is enough to walk through the streets to realize that the amount of rubble and mud residues are present in the area.
It is even the residents themselves who say that due to the cleaning work pipes were clogged and sewage emanates from their drains. They are only waiting for a prompt solution.