Hitler style, Chavez loves enabling laws which allow him to rule by decree, dictating laws that go and stay in the books without any discussion. Considering that the next assembly will be controlled by his folks there is not even the hope of amending them to minimize the damage. So today he formally requested an enabling law to be voted as early as next week. In it he wants to get special powers so that he can dispose of urban land and housing for the victims of the flood and fiscal power to pay for the necessary measures.
Translation: he wants to make it easy to seize any urban building he needs/covets; control/seize any construction business paying for them someday, maybe; take away any authority on rescue or reconstruction from opposition governors so he can say that they did nothing for the victims; and probably more, much more, as far as getting free budgetary control for a year or two even from the most basic assembly inquiry.
In other words he is taking the rain crisis as an excuse to gut the opposition of the only influence it could have in the next assembly, to control what happens with the public monies, EVEN at the local level.
Now, if the intention of Chavez was to really help the people he does not need an enabling law. A mere credit/special-tax law can be enough as he controls already all the mechanisms that would be used to rebuild the damaged area.
Plus imagine all the benefit for the already overwhelming corruption in Venezuela able to use all of that special rebuilding money without any control!!!