Hurricane Lidia In Mexico: These Are The Figures So Far

One death, overflows and floods leave the path of Hurricane Lidia in western Mexico .

Hurricane Lidia in Mexico

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Hurricane Lidia, already degraded to category 2 on the Saffir-Simpson scale after making landfall on the coast of Jalisco (western Mexico), caused the death of one person this Tuesday, in addition to the overflowing of rivers, flooding of houses and forts rains on the south and north coast of the state.

In a statement, the State Civil Protection and Firefighters Unit of Jalisco announced that the eye of the hurricane is located approximately 50 kilometers from Puerto Vallarta and 105 kilometers from Cabo Corrientes, and the intensity of its winds has been reduced to 165 kilometers. per hour, while maintaining a movement towards the east-northeast.

Meanwhile, the Government of the state of Nayarit reported on social networks the death of a man after strong winds knocked down a tree that fell on his car while he was driving on the Punta Mita highway, in Bahía de Banderas, his companion was injured. some injuries that were treated by emergency services.

In that state, 376 people are sheltered in the 25 shelters, in addition to reporting fallen trees and landslides “on the roads of the municipalities of Bahía de Banderas and Compostela, however, the strong gusts of wind and the heavy rain prevent move forward quickly.”

In the municipality of Autlán de Navarro, on the southern coast of Jalisco, the overflowing of the Coajinque River and the “El Ccngrejo”, “El salado” and “El Cristiano” streams was reported, which has caused flooding to numerous houses and buildings.

The authorities also reported the obstruction of access to the Ahuacapán delegation and the flooding of the road that connects with the municipality of El Grullo, making circulation impossible.

The mayor of Autlán, Gustavo Robles Martínez, reported on social networks that the municipal civil protection unit has received numerous reports of water leaks in residential homes and they are working "at forced march" since they are in a "complicated situation" in the face of the damage.

Given this, he asked residents to take shelter “in the upper parts of their homes” and reported that one of the churches was enabled as an emergent shelter for people who are at risk.

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What are the figures for Hurricane Lidia?

Until now, it has not been possible to determine the material or human effects, because communication is "poor on the coast and in the mountains" and there are failures in electrical energy in some areas, reported the State Civil Protection Unit and Jalisco Firefighters.

The hurricane made landfall this Tuesday as a category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson scale "at approximately 5:50 p.m. (23:50 GMT)" in the vicinity of Cabo Corrientes, on the northern coast of Jalisco and will move on land, towards the east-northeast of the country, reported the National Meteorological Service (SMN).

In addition, he noted that upon entering Mexican territory the cyclone recorded maximum sustained winds of 220 kilometers per hour (km/h), gusts of 260 km/h, and was moving east-northeast at 26 km/h.

The National Civil Protection Coordination determined a red alert for 22 municipalities in Jalisco and 11 municipalities in the state of Nayarit due to the arrival of the hurricane.

The Government of Jalisco installed 23 temporary shelters on the coasts of the state and deployed more than 1,300 civil protection elements from the three levels of government to coordinate preventive and rescue actions.

He also ordered the suspension of classes in basic, middle and higher level schools for this Wednesday in 23 municipalities of the entity that are affected by the meteorological phenomenon .

Tonight, the National Emergency Committee (CNE) of Mexico reported that authorities from the Secretariats of National Defense (Sedena), Navy (Semar), Infrastructure,

Communications and Transportation (SICT), National Guard (GN) and the Commissions, National Water (Conagua) and Federal Electricity (CFE), have emergency action protocols in place in Jalisco, Nayarit, Sonora, Baja California Sur and Guerrero , with the deployment of up to 32,293 agents along the entire coast from Colima to Sinaloa.

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