The Acting Mayor, Eduardo Tuma (PSDB), said during a press conference Monday, it rained in one night 80% of the total expected for the whole month of March (160mm) . According to Tuma, "the situation that happened last night was totally unpredictable and incredible. There were no preventative actions that could correct what happened today."
Mayor Bruno Covas travels free of charge. According to Tuma, however, Covas created a Crisis Committee and has been actively involved in the operations of the city hall.
"Bruno Covas has been in touch with us since last minute every 15 minutes he gets up to date and gives a guide to what to do … Bruno is present, he's calling & In the case of operations, he spoke to me and the secretaries at all times and that was the one who set up the Emergency Committee, "said the mayor acting.
Flooding caused by heavy rain at the height of Pont Verde, in northern São Paulo, this morning (11) – Photo: Felipe Rau / Estadão Content
The committee will visit the most affected areas and as soon as the water goes down, register the families who had to lose their losses, according to the secretary of sub-managers Alexandre Modonez .
"As well as social support, we will start the registration and erection work [o número de] people who have been affected and what kind of care we need to give them. We expect the water to go down, to ensure the safety of the people by removing them with the support of the Fire Department and after that warranty we enter, clean up, then we look at the conditions of the house, what kind of care and register them. The water so far was still in the dwellings and prevented us from entering these older people. "
For Tuma, there was a lack of city investments that could avoid the current situation of the city. "There was no way to provide, there is no priori action that could give an answer and a posteriori in the face of what happened … The neighboring cities affect São Paulo. São Bernardo do Campo was the greatest rain in 27 years, how to predict and predict? "He said.
"Not only is the control or control of Bruno Covas who started on April 7 with responsibility for the entire infrastructure of the city."
According to Tuma, there are 5500 people on the street between workers and outsourcing to cover the crisis.
According to the secretary of the Alexandre Modonezi sub-readers, there are 14 hydrohedra tracks on the edge to suck water and clean the wolf's mouth and galleries.
"We've been able to start cleaning when the water came down to return the city to the people of São Paulo. We want to clean up the flip that stays on the road, and also to recover the drainage of the city, a job that goes on through the night, "said the secretary.
Temporary flooding in the Sacomã region, SP – Photo: Reproduction / Globo TV
With the rain, the Vila Prudente pool was overflowing, but the water has already fallen.
According to Tuma, the average rainfall for March is 170 mm and the accumulation of the month to date is 160 mm. In some regions the situation is even worse. In Jabaquara 109 mm, Ipiranga 85 mm Vila Prudente, 113 mm. In São Bernardo do Campo, 1563 mm Ribeirão Pires, 173 mm.