The Mexican Government reported this Monday that the passage of Hurricane “Nora” this weekend along the Pacific coast left damages in 44 municipalities in six states, as well as a dead minor, a missing person and 355 thousand users without electricity.
The deceased is a minor whose body was found yesterday after a collapse in a hotel in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco.
Laura Velázquez, national coordinator of Civil Protection, said that there is another missing person and an injury.
During the morning press conference of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador in Mexico City, Velázquez explained that, according to data from the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), 355 thousand users from Jalisco, Colima and Nayarit they were left without electricity, which will see their service completely restored during this Monday.
The Civil Protection coordinator explained that in 44 municipalities of six western and northern states of the country fell trees and the collapse of some structures, as well as the 30 rivers overflow.
As he explained, the Army, the Navy and the National Guard rescued 155 people, while 225 were evacuated and 562 took refuge in authorized shelters.
Category 1 hurricane “Nora” made landfall in Jalisco on Saturday and continued its journey through the states of Nayarit and Sinaloa, where it was degraded to a tropical storm on Sunday.
In the municipality of #Elota It has also been necessary to evacuate people due to the floods that have generated the rains by #Nora. #PEPSinaloa and municipal Public Security maintain support for the population. Follow the recommendations of authorities and civil protection. pic.twitter.com/HX5u4zHwLL
– Sinaloa Public Security (@ sspsinaloa1)
August 30, 2021
According to a report from the National Meteorological System at 4:00 am (9:00 GMT) this Monday, Nora lost more strength until she was a low remaining pressure in northwestern Sinaloa.
The damage caused by Nora is in addition to the torrential rains generated the previous week by Hurricane “Grace”, which originated in the Atlantic, caused the death of 11 people, eight in the eastern state of Veracruz and three in the central state of Puebla.
So far in the Pacific, hurricanes Andrés, Blanca, Carlos, Dolores, Enrique, Felicia, Guillermo, Hilda, Ignacio, Jimena, Kevin, Linda, Marty and Nora have formed.
“Dolores” made landfall on June 19 and had a special impact in the states of Colima and Michoacán, leaving three dead due to electrical storms.
Last May, the National Water Commission (Conagua) predicted the formation of between 14 and 20 named systems in the Pacific Ocean for this season, while for the Atlantic it predicted 15 to 19.