Carmen de Uria was a small settlement that was destroyed almost in its entirety. It is now the site of military barracks. The military played an important role in the emergency response to Vargas.
Listen to a description of military presence in the area up to a year after the landslide by José Luis Corzo.
You can read more about the militarization of the disaster zone in Paula Vásquez’s book, Poder y catástrofe.