Ecuador: President Declares State of Emergency Due To Presence of El Niño

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Ecuador: President Declares State of Emergency due to presence of El Niño

Posted on November 18, 2015 • Filed under: Ecuador, Ecuador Travel

eltelegrafo.com.ec reported that a state of emergency has been declared declared today in 17 provinces of the country because of the presence of El Niño. President Correa issued the emergency decree to last last 60 days. According to Ecuador’s Constitution, the state of emergency allows the President to suspend or limit freedom of movement, freedom of association and assembly, and freedom of information. Border crossings may be instituted and the Armed Forces and National Police may be used as necessary. The only provinces not included in the decree are Tungurahua, Sucumbíos, Orellana, Napo, Pastaza, Morona Santiago and Zamora Chinchipe. Tthe Secretariat for Risk Management declared a yellow alert in 17 provinces because of El Niño last week. PDF format file

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3 thoughts on “Ecuador: President Declares State of Emergency Due To Presence of El Niño

    • This IS a great article Eric! Thanks! I will make an additional post with this article for people to read. Both Rupe and I lived in the Manabi province and had a taste of the mosquito borne illness along the coast that is currently in a break out there. Horrible achy pain and fever, some people have for over six months! It was one of the reasons we decided to take a break from Ecuador in fact in addition to the oncoming El Nino. Anyway thanks for the article! Hope you and Kip are enjoying your new home! ~Mary Anne

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    • PS: Eric- I wanted to share that the mosquito borne illness Rupe and I both had was chikungunya, not dengue. Chikungunya is really uncomfortable and was hitting practically everyone we knew around us on the coast. AS I said above, Chikungunya was one of the reasons that prompted us to take a break from Ecuador and go traveling around South America for awhile. We put all our stuff in storage and left Ecuador before El Nino hit the coast where we lived. Thanks again for the article. Very helpful perspective.

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