“We are living in an unprecedented catastrophic situation”, says mayor of Muçum

The mayor of MuslimMateus Trojan, published a video on the city hall’s Facebook this Thursday morning (7) updating on the situation in the small town of Vale do Taquari. “We are experiencing an unprecedented catastrophic situation. We know that it will take time to rebuild, we will not give up until we rebuild the city of Muçum”says Trojan excitedly.

Trojan asks residents of other regions who wish to take donations but have not yet done so to wait until next Monday (11) or Tuesday (12). “We have received a lot of donations. At this moment, due to the difficulty, those who have not yet ordered transport must hold it or direct it to other cities that have not yet received the supplies,” he said.

The city hall is working to restore basic services. Many water supply pumps were compromised and in some places it is not possible to install a generator. Water tankers from other places are helping to supply water for cleaning and removing mud from streets and houses.
The communication service has already started to be standardized by operators. Vivo reestablished the signal and Claro is working on repairs.

Trojan ended the video with a message to families affected by the floods. “I sympathize with all the families affected by this chaos in the city, which is completely destroyed, and with the families of the 14 people already confirmed dead, including people close to me. At this moment we need to show solidarity and have the strength to move forward. Send positive energy and we will overcome this situation.”

O Governor Eduardo Leite will go to Muçum in the afternoon this Thursday to inspect the damage left by the floods and coordinate actions to support the community.

Watch the video of the mayor of Muçum:

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