Mazatlan reports white balance after passing of ‘Pamela’

This Wednesday the Liaison and Coordination (Eco) mission of the National Coordination and the Civil Protection Institute of Sinaloa carried out a preliminary assessment of the possible damage caused by “Pamela” in the municipality of Mazatlán.

Photo: Civil Protection

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Photo: Civil Protection

They reported that intermittent light to moderate rains occurred in the municipality, without major effects.

The city council authorities indicated that 141 millimeters of rainfall had accumulated by 9 in the morning and that there was a white balance, with various incidents of flooding in some homes, falling trees, power lines and various structures.

The affected areas were mainly the López Mateos, El Toreo, Jacarandas, Bugambilias and November 20 colonies.

As part of the prevention actions, 12 people at Rancho Los Sábalos were transferred to a temporary shelter.

In the southern area, the agency showed photographs of people being rescued from flooded areas.

The golden zone was also hit mostly with the fall of billboards, tarps and palm trees.

At kilometer 150 of the super highway to Mazatlán, already in the municipality of Pueblo Nuevo, at the height of the Rosilla dam, some collapses were attended, also by the National Coordination of Civil Protection and the State Coordination of Durango.

Likewise, 22 flights were canceled between 9:51 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. this day. At least 80 neighborhoods had a higher risk of flooding due to the rains of “Pamela”.

In the central zone, around 50 percent of the commercial establishments remained closed, while the other 50 percent had jobs.

Eloy Ruiz Gastelum, coordinator of municipal Civil Protection, indicated that economic activities would be reestablished, as well as transportation and tourist activities to the extent that companies guarantee the safety of their employees.

The port captaincy indicated that the Port of Mazatlán would be closed to navigation until it was ensured that the bottom surge had passed and at noon authorized the departure of vessels to Isla de Piedra.


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