The Participation Of The Brazilian Navy In The Help Of Flood Victims

first_imgBy Dialogo July 07, 2010 Dear Sirs, I didn’t know about Diálogos and I was pleased to find out about this E-magazine. Wishing you great success! The Port Authority in Alagoas indicates that via a formal request by the Alagoas State Government the Brazilian Navy offered, between the period of June 20th and July 5th of 2010, a Super Puma UH-14 Aircraft belonging to the 2nd All-Purpose Helicopter Squadron, based in São Pedro d’Aldeia, in Rio de Janeiro, and two Mitsubishi L200 trucks, from the Port Authority, to support the Civil Defense actions toward helping the victims of the floods. During this period of time, the Navy aircraft transported approximately 29 tons of food, clothing, items of personal hygiene, drugs, milk, and water to the towns that were affected by the floods (Santana do Mundaú, União dos Palmares, São José da Lage, Santana do Ipanema, Branquinha e Jacuípe). Three medical airlift evacuations assisting the high risk population, and flights to assess the towns affected by the floods took place while carrying members of the entourages of the President, Defense Minister, and the Federal and State Authorities, besides the assistance with the transportation of the military members from the Sao Paolo National Force and Fire Department. The Navy helicopter performed a total flight time of 48 hours during this support operation. Meanwhile, the Navy vehicles assisted with moving the personnel, the material and equipment for rescue, debris, water, shoes, clothing, food items, mattresses, moved the victims to hospitals and gathered donation, assisting several towns (Jacuípe, Campestre, São Luís do Quitunde, Quebrangulo, Branquinha, Murici, União dos Palmares e Santana do Mundaú) and covering a total of 4,690 km so far. On July 2nd two patrol ships from Salvador, Bahia, docked at the Maceió Port bringing supplies and items donated to the victims.last_img

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