The Rector, accompanied by Campus executives, academics and officials, observed the result of the flood that affected almost all of the buildings located in the area surrounding the 5 North Route.
A tour of the premises of the Campus Enrique Molina Garmendia, made this Monday 16 the Rector of the ULS, Dr. Nibaldo Avilés, with the objective of evaluating, in the field, the damages caused by the intense rain that was registered the dawn of the Thursday of the week just passed, and that in an unusual way, in a single night reached the 71 millimeters of water fall, figure close to the rainfall of a year in the region.
The Rector, accompanied by Campus executives, academics and officials, observed the result of the flood that affected almost all of the buildings located in the area adjacent to the 5 North Route, including Mall Plaza La Serena, Bus Terminal , U. Santo Tomás, among others. Subsequently, together with assessing the damage, the actions to be followed for the implementation of a work that seeks to mitigate the effects of this rain that forced the temporary suspension of academic activities were analyzed.
In this regard, Rector Aviles said that "the first priority is that students and teachers can be in place without health risks due to moisture, for which I have instructed to take the necessary measures to dry the place and sanitize the dependencies, in addition to continuing with the installation of adocretos and porcelain tile in the Architecture sector that was the most affected by being located at a lower level ".
On the occasion, the highest authority also indicated that "I have asked the director of teaching to plan how to resume classes as soon as possible, looking for alternatives for that," adding that "it is considered to coordinate meetings with regional authorities in order to give a structural solution to the problem that affects the buildings located in the sector, with the aim of minimizing the effects of rainwater that result from the construction of the Amunátegui axis and the quality of the soil, converge directly in our building and other surrounding areas. he. It would be important that the large-scale works that are projected in the sector give solution to this problem ".