A young Spaniard is dead and a woman is missing in Mexico, in the state of Jalisco (west), after Hurricane Nora, downgraded Sunday to “tropical storm” , said local authorities.

This young man, a minor who disappeared in the collapse of a hotel in the resort town of Puerto Vallarta, “has been found lifeless,” said the governor of Jalisco, Enrique Alfaro, in a press release. In addition, “a woman disappeared, taken away with her car when the Cuale and El Pitillal rivers overflowed their banks”, clarified the Protection Unit civil. Downgraded to a “tropical storm”, Nora is still moving “to the northwest, near the coast of west-central Mexico,” noted the American Center for hurricanes (NHC), causing “heavy rains and flooding”.

This Sunday at 18:00 GMT, Nora was 135 km from Mazatlán (Sinaloa) and 300 km from Cape Saint Luc (Baja California), the NHC said, moving north west at 20 km / h with winds of up to 110 km / h, according to the same source. Nora will continue her journey over the next few days “along the coasts of Mexico and very close to them”. Then a hurricane, Nora had made landfall at 00:00 GMT in the vicinity of Tomatlan (Jalisco), before continuing its course towards Nayarit.

Nora had caused damage in Jalisco overnight, especially in Cihuatlan, with authorities saying on Sunday that “some 500 houses had been affected by the overflow of the course water El Pedregal in San Patricio, Melaque y Villa Obregon ”. Authorities in Jalisco had called on residents to stay home, and Puerto Vallarta International Airport has been closed since Saturday afternoon. Fifteen shelters have been set up and rescuers deployed to help the populations.

A week ago, Mexico was hit by Hurricane Grace, which made landfall in Veracruz (east) as a Category 3 hurricane. Grace’s passage left eleven people dead in this island. state and in that of Puebla (center). Damage was recorded in the center and east of the country, with torn roofs, damaged roads and power cuts.

the 08/30/2021 at 04:52

The images of Puerto Vallarta’s streets and businesses covered in mud are awe-inspiring. At first glance we are surprised at the bunker style of modern buildings in the region, then we understand the main cause.

Ref: https://www.lefigaro.fr