Sinaloa. Although the bastion river It has not increased its channel with the same speed, the water that is still coming down from the mountains and the fact that the tide has risen, causes its level to increase little by little, since the latter means that water does not enter the sea, reported the Coordinator Civil Protection of Rosario, Sinaloa, Porfirio Villanueva Santín.

“We need the tide to go down so that the river enters the sea so that the level of the bastion can go down, I think that for a while more, before 08:00 hours it should be going down already”

The official commented that before the rains of nora and the growth of rivers and streams a shelter was put into operation although he said there were more ready to be used if needed, but fortunately it was not required.

He pointed out that there were 104 people from different syndicates, communities and municipal headquarters who were received at the Cobaes facilities, which was the temporary shelter that was in operation. He commented that of these people who sought refuge, the majority have decided to return to their homes.


Villanueva Santín said that in the municipal seat the areas that presented floods were the Alfonso Calderón neighborhood for the overflow of the Iguanero Lagoon, the Manuel Antonio Pineda, Vicente Guerrero and Marcelo Loya neighborhood.

While in some communities water was also introduced to the houses, such is the case of Duranguito, El Pozole, Pedregosa, Matadero, Estación, Ojitos, Chametla, Potrerillos, Matadero, Matatán, Zopilote and Las Garzas.

After Nora, the Baluarte river has not lowered levels in Rosario, Sinaloa | Photo: Pedro Quintero / Debate

Of these parts, he said, some are still isolated by land, such is the case of Cacalotán, Agua Verde and the mountainous area as the river is above the Batanga bridge.

He also reported that the Coordinator worked with the population who supported with panga for the transfer of some people, as in Agua Verde and also went to the community known as El Rillito for the rescue of a male person but upon arrival they were told that had already left.

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The Civil Protection coordinator commented that they hope that it will no longer rain and the water levels will drop rapidly, but I encourage the population not to lower their guard and be alert and if they deem it convenient to go to the temporary shelter and thus get to safety.

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