The placement of a fence to delimit a land adjoining the canal of normalists would have contributed to the fact that 12 houses in the neighborhoods Independence y Villas of San Juan have been flooded by last Monday’s storm; neighbors and municipal authorities agreed.
America Mejia Hernandezneighbor of the Private Cotopaxi, said that in his house the water rose more than a meter and damaged almost all his furniture, from the television to armchairs and mattresses. He commented that the water rose quickly and since the heavy rain lasted more than two hours, they could not rescue his wax.
“The reason was the fence they put up, I have been here for three years and my in-laws are over twenty and the water had never risen so much. Everything got wet and it’s a loss; the TV, the armchairs; everything was spoiled for us. We spent more than four hours drawing water, we could hardly sleep,” he explained.
Mrs Angelica Perez He said that the owner of the neighboring land removed a cyclonic mesh and built a fence, which would have stopped the runoff of water and flooded the houses. The neighbor explained that the water entered her house and rose a meter. He reported that they lost several kilos of meat and vegetables that they had because they have a diner and a taco stand
“The refrigerator knocked us down and the furniture was swimming and everything. Other years had passed, but as they made that fence it got worse and went up faster,” he said.
After making a tour of the area, the municipal president, Pablo Lemus Navarro, instructed public works personnel to tear down the fence that he said was built without permits. The mayor reported that the land was closed and the owner will be fined.