What effects did the passage of Hurricane Pamela leave in Sinaloa?

Sinaloa.- Once the Hurricane “Pamela” made landfall and crossed the territory of Sinaloa, entering through the municipality San Ignacio, there were no major damages, nor was the loss of any human life, nor damage to road and urban infrastructure, just falling trees, billboards, shed roof sheets, and rising streams due to the torrential rains brought by the meteorological phenomenon.

It is white balance It is the result of the prevention measures that were taken 48 hours in advance within the State Council of Civil Protection that installed the governor Quirino Ordaz Coppel, in the face of the imminent scourge of the hurricane, coordinating actions with the Government of the Republic in conjunction with the head of national Civil Protection, Laura Velázquez Alzúa, the president’s personal envoy Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

The preliminary report prepared by the State Institute of Civil Protection indicates that, on this occasion, 13 temporary shelters in the municipalities Mazatlán, San Ignacio, Elota, Rosario and Escuinapa, where they were housed 706 people, who evicted their homes because they were located in flood risk areas.

“Pamela” generated rainfall up to 138 millimeters mainly in Mazatlán, which caused puddles, damage to homes due to floods, fallen trees, some broken glass in houses and businesses, as well as downed power poles, which still maintains during this Wednesday some sectors no electric service, but brigades of the Federal Electricity Commission are already working on its repair.

This hurricane generated strong winds and heavy rain in the municipalities of Elota, Cósala and San Ignacio, thus causing streams to rise, trees to fall, and sheets of some houses to fall. At the moment these are kept municipalities without electricity what makes it exist lack of drinking water and cellular signal.

In Concordia, Rosario and Escuinapa there were also moderate to strong winds and rains, drifting trees and signs on public roads and shops. In Escuinapa, in the La Concha community, there were some overflows of the Las Cañas river, for which support actions were activated. Like other rivers in the southern zone, monitoring is being maintained for the next few hours.

Civil Protection and elements of the Sedena | Photo: Courtesy

The population is asked to remain attentive to the increase in rivers and streams as a result of rainfall as these are reflected hours after the passage of these meteorological phenomena.

The latest report from the National Water Comission indicates that “Pamela” was demoted to tropical storm and it was located on land on Durango; however, some rains would continue in the southern region of the state.

Read more: Pamela degrades into a tropical storm after passing through the state of Sinaloa

The Government of Sinaloa appreciates the participation of citizens in meeting the recommendations and preventive measures, and recognizes the great willingness and collaboration of the Government of the Republic, the Armed Forces and the Town Halls, to jointly coordinate prevention, aid and attention to the population.

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