According to that organization, more than 50% of the areas are located in flood-prone areas such as the provinces of Guayas, Santa Elena, Manabi, El Oro and Esmeraldas, located in the coastal region of the Andean country.
In a statement, the Authority asked members of the shrimp sector to take the necessary measures to mitigate the impact of this climate event, according to the specificities of each entity, plant, processing plant, or balancing plant.
Likewise, he recommended measures such as checking the condition of retaining walls and reinforcing those that need them with sediment or sandbags. Likewise, fishermen were asked to keep staff informed of strategies to follow in case of murky water or sediment, red tide detection and first aid.
Experts from the Navy’s Institute of Oceanographic and Antarctic Sciences (INOCAR) warned on Tuesday that the first effects of El Niño in Ecuador will be felt from November 15.
To reach these conclusions, technicians from the scientific institution installed a second oceanographic buoy in the Galapagos Islands to monitor sea conditions.
After a month of exploration in the Ecuadorian ocean, the team reached the shore aboard the scientific research ship Orion of the Navy of this South American country.
According to specialists, the climate event this year will be moderate, but heavy rains are expected from the second half of this month, which is why they advise the authorities to take the necessary precautions to avoid floods.
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