La Jornada – Landslides, flooding and power and water outages, Javier leaves as he passes through BCS

La Jornada – Landslides, flooding and power and water outages, Javier leaves as he passes through BCS
La Jornada – Landslides, flooding and power and water outages, Javier leaves as he passes through BCS

Landslides, hill collapses, power and drinking water outages, isolated roads and floods that dragged at least 15 vehicles in the municipality of Mulegé, was the balance left by the tropical storm as it passed through Baja California Sur Javierreported the State Civil Protection Council.

He warned that Mulegé are on high alert due to heavy rains since Friday.

It was also announced that all ports in the state are closed to navigation and 34 people were channeled to shelters in Los Cabos, Loreto and Mulegé.

While in La Paz, Los Cabos and Loreto, street cleaning and road repairs began and at kilometer 125 of the Transpeninsular highway, between Loreto and Mulegé, circulation was suspended.

The mayor of Mulegé, Edith Aguilar Villavicencio, pointed out that yesterday the electricity service was restored in Santa Rosalía and Heroica Mulegé, although in the first town there is still no water due to the damage suffered by the Palo Verde aqueduct.

In Durango, two people have died from storms in recent days and five of the 10 main dams in the state are overflowing, officials said.

Jorge Nevárez, head of the state Water Commission, explained that the rainfall left several towns incommunicado and although an exact number is not yet available, it is estimated that there are 3,000 inhabitants affected by the flooding of the Rodeo, Tepehuanes, Guanaceví and Saint Louis of the Lamb.

He reported that yesterday morning, a vehicular bridge in the municipality of San Bernardo fell due to the rising Sixtin River, which weakened the infrastructure and demolished it just as a car passed by and was dragged by the current. Three people were traveling in the unit, but only a 51-year-old man managed to get out; the other two youths, 21 and 16 years old, were dragged into the car and died.

river overflows

In Chihuahua, the Las Vírgenes dam (the second largest in the state) yesterday exceeded its capacity, reaching 115.6 percent of its volume and pouring 908.9 cubic meters per second, with waves up to a meter and a half above its curtain which overflowed the San Pedro river in the municipalities of Rosales, Meoqui and Julimes.

The Secretary of National Defense, state Civil Protection and municipal authorities activated a red alert, due to the forecast of more rains and damage to the Francisco I. Madero, Ortiz, El Torreón, Rosales and Fernando Baeza bridges, which cross the San Pedro and implemented Plan DN-III.

In Chihuahua, 60 families incommunicado

State Civil Protection reported that in the Chorreras community of Aldama, more than 60 families have been incommunicado since Friday afternoon, in Satevó there was an increase in the flow of the ford current that crosses the Mendocilla and San Pedro communities, which caused that the well that supplies drinking water collapsed, and the Florido River, in the municipality of La Cruz, is out of its bed and caused the flooding of the Corraleño and Morieleño communities.

In the state capital, firefighters and police officers located the body of a 25-year-old man, who was swept away by the current of the Sacramento River on Friday.

In addition, the El Rejón and Chihuahua dams in the Chuvíscar riverbed exceeded their capacity, whose function is to prevent flooding and flooding in low-lying areas of the city.

In Jalisco, some of the riverbeds and dams have overflowed, while others are at 100 percent or more of their capacity, said the regional commander of Civil Protection, Neftali Guillen Patiño.


The article is in Spanish

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