The City of Comodoro Rivadavia in the Province of Chubut has been hit by major storms. These have caused floodings and have affected more than 2000 homes. The mayor stated the city needs to be refounded.
Comodoro Rivadavia, in Argentine Patagonia, also known as the "Oil capital" of the country is estimated to have experienced an "80% destruction" of the city, according to a first report from an Army engineers' battalion sent to set up bridges and repair highways. The city suffered a week of historic torrential rains (330mm) and strong winds with flooding, mudslides which swept away with bridges and tracts of roads and major highways. Mud and water continue to cover most of the city's streets.
The help provided through this project will allow people to rebuild their houses. Two ngos are working together to help this rebuilding take place. Rotary Club Rada Tilly and the Firefighters will work hand in hand reaching the families that need support. The sooner they are able to get back on their feet, the sooner the city and their lives can go back to normal.
Reconstruction of the city of Comodoro Rivadavia will take about a year. To restore basic services is the urgent need, but in the long run, a whole city needs to be rebuilt. That is why we are aiming to help 2000 families reconstruct their houses.