CFE activates contingency plan for Hurricane Willa


In this operation, 2,011 electricians work, 422 cranes, 795 vehicles, two helicopters, and 143 emergency plants.

The Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) has set its contingency plan in order to address the possible damages caused by Hurricane Willa on the Mexican coasts of the Pacific.

His plan includes the states of Sinaloa, Nayarit, Colima Durango and Coahuila, the company directed by Jaime Hernandez said in a statement.

“In this operation involved 2,011 electricians, 422 cranes, 795 vehicles, two helicopters, and 143 emergency plants,” said the State’s production company.

According to the National Meteorological System, the rain could soften land and cause rivers to overflow, which would impact electrical infrastructure in the areas mentioned.

In case of occurrence, the affectations will be attended by personnel from the Northwest, Jalisco, Central West and North divisions.

Additionally, CFE will implement the following actions

  • Installation of strategic operation centers
  • Permanent monitoring of the evolution of the natural phenomenon
  • Identification of areas with probable impact
  • Transfer of human resources and materials to the impact site
  • Detection of fundamental services, such as hospitals, pumping systems, gas stations

On Monday, October 22, Hurricane Willa intensified to category 5 with winds of 260 kilometers per hour, gusts of 315 km / h and displacement to the north at 11 km / h, reported the National Water Commission (Conagua) in a statement.

Source: CFE, Conagua