Update on the preventive actions in Barão dos Cocais

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2/9/2019

Update on the preventive actions in Barão dos Cocais

Until Saturday morning (9/2/2019), 487 persons from four rural communities – Socorro, Piteira, Tabuleiro and Vila do Gongo – were received and registered. Of those, 243 are in six hotels and the other ones preferred to stay at relatives’ homes. All residents have left the rural communities.

Civil Defense has defined a plan to receive and assist animals. At this moment, the priority is to feed them. If they need to be removed, they will be taken to a farm rented by Vale, which is ready to receive them. Also, two veterinary hospitals have already been hired.

Security forces are concentrated at the Universidade Aberta do Brasil, in the neighborhood of Cidade Nova. Vale provided a multidisciplinary team composed of psychologists, social assistants and physicians at the hotels and at the Help Center located at the Colégio Nossa Senhora do Rosário.

On Sunday (10/2/2019), a stability analysis specialized company will conduct a new inspection at the South Superior dam and will issue a report with their opinion.

Vale highlights that the decision to evacuate the areas near the Gongo Soco dam is a preventive measure, and that the company will keep on supporting the population until the situation stabilizes.



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Update on the preventive actions in Barão dos Cocais