The governor of the Buenos Aires province, Daniel Scioli, asked residents in areas still severely affected by last Wednesday’s storm to “remain calm,” and assured that Government officials are working intensely to restore power and water services.
“The situation is progressively going back to normal, because after such storm, things obviously cannot be solved from one moment to the other. We’re restoring electricity and water services and some of the refugee centres are beginning to close,” he explained from the coastal town of Miramar.
Scioli thanked “all those who helped,” especially President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who provided additional emergency services and mattresses with the help of Army, Gendarmerie, and firemen who provided affected residents with drinking water during such times of distress.
The governor assured he understood “that people were angry because they had no water and no electricity.” But he also said that this was “a natural emergency that came all of a sudden.”
“I ask all of you to remain calm and trust us, because we’re working to solve this situation everyday,” he stated.