Around 50 people evacuate due to heavy rains in Mazatlan


The Director of Civil Protection assures that so far it has not been necessary to activate any temporary shelter

Mazatlan.- The Municipal Civil Protection System and the Municipal Public Security Secretariat carried out the evacuation of around 50 people from the Indeco Jacarandas and Villa Jaraco colonies, due to the heavy rains caused by Tropical Storm Ivo in the city. 

Eloy Ruiz Gastélum, the coordinator of this relief group, mentioned, however, that so far it has not been necessary to activate any temporary shelter since the evacuated people were taken to their relatives’ homes. 

He added that the cloud bands of “Ivo” left 80 millimeters of accumulated rain in Mazatlan from 1:30 to 6:00 Thursday with gusts of winds of up to 50 kilometers per hour, which left homes and streets flooded, and the wreckage of vehicles in various parts of the city.

He said that on the orders of Mayor Luis Guillermo Benítez Torres, the Municipal Government launched the first sector reaction operational plan to deal with any contingency and stressed that the Municipal Civil Protection Council is in permanent session. 

Ruiz Gastélum said that given the forecast of moderate rains, the recommendation to the public is not to leave their homes unless it is due to force.

In the rural area
Enrique Alarcón, Director of Evaluation and Rural Liaison, reported that the rains generated by Tropical Storm Ivo have not caused any event to regret in the rural area of ​​the municipality. 
He said that the El Habal Syndicature continues to rain heavily, which has caused damage to the neighborhood roads to El Limoncito, San Pablo, Las Chicuras and Las Tinajas. 

He mentioned that in La Noria, El Quelite, El Recodo, Siqueros and Villa Unión there are no reported damages, however, they are waiting to hear the reports of high communities of La Noria, such as Pichiligue and El Tecomate.

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