Laura Velazquezowner of the National Civil Protection Coordination (CNPC), explained that the impact of the earthquakes In the country of 1985 to 2021 It is six thousand 551 deaths Y material damage amounting to more than 356 billion pesos.
“The effects and damage caused by an earthquake amount to more than 356 billion pesos, this has been determined by the unfortunate earthquakes that we have had from 1985 to 2021,” he said in the morning conference at the National Palace.
The head of CNPC also reported that a total of 16,863,855 people have been affected by the earthquakes, in addition to 434,831 damaged homes, 15,763 affected schools and 768 damaged hospitals.
Obviously we have a certain number of damaged homes and a much higher affected population, including schools and hospitals, also many roads and much infrastructure damaged by them,” he added.
Velázquez Alzúa asked the population to be prepared for a new earthquake in the future, and invited them to participate in the 2022 National Simulation, which will take place this Monday, September 19, at 12:19 p.m.
An earthquake cannot be predicted, but we can act preventively, always preparing ourselves, carrying out actions that put us on alert if an earthquake occurs. The monitoring network in the Mexican Republic has grown, we have carried out drills and in each federal entity drills are carried out permanently
“This drill that we are going to carry out at 12:19 p.m. throughout the country is one of the most important civic events, which brings together the largest number of Mexicans and Mexicans to be held, obviously we constantly carry out dissemination campaigns,” he argued.
“The most important thing is to save lives, that is our main task, the earthquake is going to come at any moment, but we have to be prepared for it,” added the head of the CNPC.
With information from López-Dóriga Digital