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

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

By Dialogo
July 07, 2010

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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.





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