When the levee breaks

Earlier this year, we reported on Lake Valencia’s rising waters, which by some estimates could flood parts of South Maracay by August. Now we’re in the end of such month and the zone is still close to disaster according to this video from earlier this week:

That’s the protection levee located in Mata Redonda, one of the Maracay neighborhoods that could be completely flooded if it is overrun by the lake’s waters. Their inhabitants, as those from La Punta (another nearby sector in peril) have been already evacuated.

Meanwhile, the Aragua State government is working around the clock to increase the height of the levee, but only after locals protested its poor condition.

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