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Estrela, in RS, is awaiting government resources for reconstruction, mayor tells CNN

The city of Estrela, one of those affected by the storms caused by the passage of a cyclone in Rio Grande do Sul, has schools, health centers and businesses destroyed and stopped due to the floods, in addition to the streets and homes that were also invaded and devastated by the floods. waters.

The municipality is now awaiting the aid resources promised by the federal government and also by the state government, according to mayor Elmar André Schneider, who spoke to CNN this Saturday afternoon (9).

“Families want to rebuild their homes. We want and need resources so that industries can get back to work”, said Schneider, who is awaiting the visit of acting president Geraldo Alckmin and other authorities to the state on Sunday (10).

According to the mayor, “so far, concretely, the resources that should be transferred by the federal government have not yet started to arrive.

“The municipalities, all of us, did our part. We are sending all of the documentation to both the federal and state governments,” he said.

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Partial resumption of classes

According to Schneider, while street and establishment cleaning work progresses, 15 of just over 20 public schools in the city will be ready to resume classes on Tuesday.

Another seven schools were completely destroyed “and will need to be rebuilt.”

There were also health posts destroyed, which will need to be redone, in addition to “agribusiness, our commerce, companies and industries that will take 30 days to be restarted”, according to him.

See images of the heavy rains that hit Rio Grande do Sul

Source: CNN Brasil

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