Since this last Thursday night, more than 100 of our volunteers have been currently recovering victims from a landslide that covered homes in Nejapa north of San Salvador in the neighborhoods of Los Angelitos 1 and 2 . 9 bodies have so far been recovered of around 30 that are missing. We are working side by side with family members, Red Cross, National Firefighters in coordination with the National Response Emergency System .
Families affected have been sheltered in the polideportivo and also local churches . Donations acquired by CDS are being coordinated by our staff in order to bring clothes, food, and disposable diapers for babies.
Comandos will continue over the next days to continue searching for the missing.
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The Pastor General of the Baptist Biblical Tabernacle Friends of Central Israel, Dr. Edgar López Bertrand, known as Pastor Toby Jr., thanked CDS for the recognition given to the church on its LX anniversary.
CDS recently completed 60 years of service to the Salvadoran people and in recent years it has been a link with the Friends of Israel Baptist Biblical Tabernacle, to whom ambulance service is provided in the services that it now holds in the building’s facilities. Gamaliel.
CDS maintains its staff and ambulance in the event of any emergency that arises in its assistance clinic, which is enabled in the 5 services attended by more than 500 people in each service.
The Pastor General Dr. Edgar López Bertrand, thanked in a very special way the contribution that CDS provides.
In addition, CDS thanked Pastor David Borja for the selfless help, who during the quarantine always came to the main headquarters to deliver lunches to the young rescuers. There was also a donation of houses from TABER for the volunteers.
Another person recognized was Pastor Manuel Mejía, “Uncle Meme”, who has always known the work of Comandos and what is necessary in service the church community.
CDS first responders battled for several minutes to try to save the life of a young driver who apparently lost control of his car and crashed into a tree located on the edge of the Pan-American Highway, at the height from El Congo.
For several minutes the victim remained trapped between the twisted iron of the car, however, upon the arrival of the rescuers, the vital signs of the person were very weak, despite the effort made to free him, the young man lost the battle.
Our Extrication team concluded their work and minutes later the body of the young driver was released and handed over to the police authorities for recognition by forensics
Comandos de Salvamento y Policía Nacional Civil of Tepecoyo, La Libertad, evacuated more than 20 people from Cantón Los Alpes, Asentamiento EL Refugio due to heavy rains that have hit the area over the last couple of hours due to the tropical storms that have come up from Nicaragua. The elderly, women and children were taken to a makeshift shelter at the Tepecoyo school which local authorities had set up.
The National Emergency system contacted CDS volunteers and outlying bases to be on standby over the next few days.
WINDS DAMAGE HOMES IN ALEGRÍA USULUTÁN
Comandos de Salvamento of Alegría, were alerted about the high that caused damage to many houses in Barrio El Calvario and Caserío Potrerío, Cantón Quebracho, de Alegría, Departamento of Usulután
Fallen trees also block the highway from Alegria to Berlin and other neighborhood access roads. Comandos collaborated with Civil Municipal Protection teams to assist the public.
Comandos de Salvamento helps rescue the injured patient.
Comandos de Salvamento’s High Angle rescue team helped rescue a female near la zona del Ingenio El Ángel de Apopa after she had lost her balance on an iron bridge and fell. CDS collaborated with the Red Cross in offering the patient not only first aid, but emotional support due to injuries sustained.
The rescue took approximately 40 minutes to help 48yo Marisol Santos Fuentes Reyes, who suffered a compound leg fracture. The patient was secured and transported to higher level of care at Rosales Hospital.