Civil defense makes mapping of high-risk landslide areas in Manaus

most were identified 800 vulnerable homes in very high geological risk areas in the city.
30/08/2017 11h00 - Updated 30/08/2017 11h00
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The latest survey of Manaus Civil Defense and the Geological Survey of Brazil (CPRM) identified more than 800 vulnerable homes in very high geological risk areas in the city. Most are concentrated in the north and east.

In order to prevent and to update this mapping, the two body began this week an integrated approach in these locations.

The surveys will be used for preparing the Geotechnical Charter of Manaus, which aims to monitor all areas of the Amazon capital where there is possibility of mudslides and landslides.

The Executive Secretary of Civil Defense, Cláudio Belém, highlighted the work done in partnership with several municipal departments, in addition to the Geological Survey of Brazil.

"With the data that we had the rain 2016 we decided soon begin inspections in the areas of very high risk of Manaus. Armed with this mapping, we are visiting these areas. We had a meeting with secretaries so that they make an assessment in the areas, to know if you have trash, drainage problems, to do a more thorough job ", said Belém.

Fifteen districts with risk areas in the Amazon capital will be visited in the coming days: Dawn, God's city, Cologne Newfoundland, compensates, students, Flores, Gilberto Mestrinho, Jorge Teixeira, Mauazinho, New city, new Aleixo, Petropolis, St. George, São Raimundo and Tancredo Neves.

Bianca Paiva – Agency Brazil

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