“Lorena” strengthened; classes suspended in 29 municipalities of the Mexican Coast


The Jalisco State Civil Protection and Fire Protection Unit issued a red alert this morning for the State’s coasts before the arrival of the hurricane 

Before the alert that generated the arrival of “Lorena”, which in a few hours went from tropical storm to hurricane category 1 and last night was approaching the coasts of Jalisco and Colima, the State Secretary of Education suspended classes, since yesterday afternoon, in 29 municipalities of the Entity Coast.

According to the SEJ, the cancellation reaches 188 thousand 570 students from two thousand 316 public and private schools in Puerto Vallarta , Cihuatlán , Tomatlán , Cabo Corrientes, Villa Purificación and Mascota. In addition, the University of Guadalajara (UdeG) will also not have activities in campuses located on the North and South coasts.

The Nevado de Colima National Park was also closed to guarantee the safety of visitors and workers in this space.

After a meeting of the State Emergency Committee, which was held yesterday, the Jalisco State Civil Protection and Fire Protection Unit (UEPCBJ) reported that 180 elements of the Central, Cihuatlán , Talpa de Allende, El Grullo and Puerto Vallarta commanders will participate in prevention work.ADVERTISING

“Do not underestimate the winds that can be generated close to 100 kilometers per hour. If we tell them to evacuate for their own needs in the area, please do so, ”said Victor Hugo Roldán, head of the UEPCBJ.

It will also move to this personal perimeter of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Public Works ( SIOP ) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development ( Sader ) to provide support.

The Secretary General of the Government, Enrique Ibarra, who was present at the Committee session, said that heavy rains are expected.

In this regard, the National Water Commission (Conagua) indicated that there will be winds over 80 kilometers per hour and waves of three to five meters on the coasts of Nayarit , Jalisco, Colima and Michoacán .

The director of this federal agency, Blanca Jiménez Cisneros, informed that they already have the necessary material to meet the contingencies that are registered.

Red Alert Issued by Hurricane on Jalisco Coasts

The Jalisco State Civil Protection and Fire Protection Unit issued a red alert this morning for the coast of that entity before the arrival of Hurricane Lorena.

The local agency told the population that they should avoid leaving their home, keep emergency backpack on hand and dial 911 in case of any emergency.

Through his Twitter account @PCJalisco he said: #Avisoimportante is issued RED ALERT for the coast of #Jalisco avoid leaving your home and keep your emergency backpack handy. “

Lorena causes heavy rain in Melaque, Jalisco

Hurricane Lorena, category 1, on Thursday causes heavy rain accompanied by strong wind in the town of Melaque, belonging to the municipality of Cihuatlán, Jalisco.

In its social networks, Civil Protection of the state rose the first ravages caused by the meteorological phenomenon in the entity.

He noted that it is important that the citizens of the Jalisco south coast do not leave their homes.

Social network users report that due to the heavy rain there are blackouts in several sectors of Melaque.

Rains cause overflow of the Santiago stream in Manzanillo

Hurricane Lorena caused the overflow of the Santiago stream in the municipality of Manzanillo in the early hours of this Thursday, state authorities said.

In social networks, they indicated that the overflow causes water to enter nearby houses.

He added that Civil Protection personnel in the state attend the incident in coordination with other agencies.

The state government said that, if necessary, 33 shelters can be activated in the 10 municipalities of Colima.

Source: informador

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