(CRHoy.com) -The deputy Paola Valladares, of the National Liberation Party (PLN), asked the President of the Republic, Carlos Alvarado, the declaration of national emergency in the canton of Turrialba, Cartago, hard hit by the floods and rains that prevail in the country.
The request was made in a letter he sent to Alvarado in which he assures that the measure will allow a exceptional treatment the state of emergency need to the canton and will give the Government the possibility of operate nimbly sufficient resources to attend to people and goods and services at risk.
In the letter, the legislator mentions that articles 21 and 50 of the Political constitution establish that the right to life and health of the people constitute a fundamental right, as well as the welfare of the population and its security.
Also remember that the National Law of Emergencies and Risk Prevention indicates in its ordinal 29 that in case of public calamity caused by acts of nature or of the human being, the Executive power It is empowered to declare a national emergency, in order to define and integrate the responsibilities of all agencies, public and private entities.
In addition, ordinal 31 of the same law indicates that the declaration of national emergency allows exceptional treatment of the state of emergency due to its nature. This allows the Government the possibility of quickly obtaining financial and material resources enough.
So far, the National Commission for Prevention and Risks (CNE) has only decreed Red alert in Turrialba.