Floods, fallen trees, collapsed fences … This was the passage of “Rick”

The authorities asked the population to take extreme precautions in the areas of the aforementioned states due to rain, wind and waves, including maritime navigation and to comply with the recommendations of Civil Protection.

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The passage of Hurricane “Rick” by Guerrero has left various damage in the municipalities from the state, ranging from flooding at home to poles and downed trees.

The damage in Acapulco included flooding in three houses, five collapsed fences, five trees and two fallen poles, and the damage to a vehicle.

One of the collapsed fences was in the Las Playas subdivision, on Adolfo López Mateos avenue. While the damage to a vehicle carried by the current occurred on Gran Vía Tropical avenue in the same settlement.

In Guerrero, during the next few hours, very strong to intense rains will be registered in the Costa Grande, Tierra Caliente, Acapulco and Center regions and the Sierra area, as well as moderate to strong isolated rains in the North, Mountain and Costa Chica.

In the municipality of Tecpan, according to reports, at least 30 homes were flooded in the towns of Papanoa, Los Laureles and Santa Rosa de Lima, located more than 40 minutes from the municipal seat.

In the coastal community of Puerto Vicente Guerrero, two houses collapsed due to softening of the earth.

Meanwhile, on the Acapulco-Zihuatanejo federal highway, the flooding of rivers and streams has caused flooding, causing some motorists to be momentarily stranded.

In the municipality of Atoyac, the only reported power outage in the mountains and the fall of tree branches on the Atoyac-Paraíso mountain highway, without affecting the road, as well as suspension of internet service.

It also caused a cut in the Acapulco-Zihuatanejo highway, so there is currently no passage to that port on the Costa Grande, confirmed the Ministry of Civil Protection.

In addition, he reported on social networks that the Petatlán River overflowed, flooding several neighborhoods in the municipal seat, reporting as “critical the situation in that municipality.”

The Municipal President of Petatlán, Perfecto Javier Aguilar Silva, in telephone statements shortly before 10 in the morning reported that the Acapulco-Zihuatanejo national highway was affected in the western part of the municipality towards this port, near the gas station and the store Oxxo, so he suggested that circulation be avoided.

He called on the residents of the Esmeralda neighborhood and those who live in the lower parts, near that body of water, to get out and go to a safe place.

He also indicated that the Petatlán riverbed was at its maximum capacity and that it could overflow at any time.

Through the municipality of Zihuatanejo and Petatlán, it left hundreds of homes without a roof, fallen trees and poles, power cuts, overflowing rivers and streams, among other effects, but without reports of human losses.

The strength of “Rick” began to be felt in this region around 11 pm on Sunday, but as the hours progressed, the intense gusts of wind that reached 165 kilometers per hour soon began to wreak havoc.

Shortly after one in the morning, electricity was cut in most of the port and the rest of the municipality, consequently, also the conventional telephone service and the internet. This morning, in many colonies of this port the inhabitants continued without these services.

Through social networks, residents of popular neighborhoods began to report damages, mainly that the roofs of their houses were blown up. There is still no exact number of victims, but unofficially it is said that there are hundreds, mainly in the irregular colonies settled in the upper parts of the hills of this port.

Both in Zihuatanejo and Petatlán, the authorities have set up temporary shelters where people have begun to arrive since the early hours of Monday.


Civil Protection announced that due to the passage of hurricane “Rick”, classes would be suspended this October 25 at all educational levels of the municipalities of the regions of Costa Grande and Tierra Caliente.

Due to weather conditions, it was decided not to expose the students and workers (teachers and administrators) who returned to school classrooms in person.

A call was also made to parents and guardians so that children and young people remain safe, while the climatological instability lasts.

Hurricane “Rick” was downgraded to category 1 on Monday in the western Mexican state of Michoacán hours after making landfall, reported the National Meteorological Service (SMN) of Mexico.

“The center of hurricane ‘Rick’, category 1 on the Saffir-Simpson scale, is located on land between the municipalities of Arteaga and Tumbiscatío, Michoacán. Its cloud bands cause very strong rains at extraordinary points, strong winds and high waves ”, the agency detailed in its most recent report.

The cyclone made landfall at dawn in the state of Guerrero and at 15:00 GMT was 65 kilometers north of Lázaro Cárdenas (Michoacán) and 125 kilometers north-northwest of Zihuatanejo (Guerrero).

The cyclone moves north at 15 kilometers per hour registering sustained winds of 130 km / h with gusts of 155 km / h.

Therefore, the general population was urged to take extreme precautions in the areas of the states mentioned due to rain, wind and waves, including maritime navigation, and to comply with the recommendations issued by the authorities of the National Civil Protection System.

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