The authorities seek to protect citizens against the effects of this natural phenomenon
Given the proximity of the storm t ropical ” Zeta “, the government of Quintana Roo decreed the alert orange , high risk, in the northern part of the state where they are located Cancun and the Riviera Maya , with the possibility that the hydrometeorological phenomenon becomes Category 1 hurricane in the next few hours.
For this reason, with the support of civil protection personnel and military forces, the eviction of Punta Allen, Isla María Elena, Banco Chinchorro and Punta Herrero was carried out in order to protect the population in flood zones; At the same time, 71 anticyclonic shelters were activated in several municipalities such as Benito Juárez , whose head is the city of Cancún .
In this tourist destination, there is currently 45.7% occupancy in the hotel zone with 36 thousand 741 tourists; 34% occupancy in the urban center of Cancun with 3,579 tourists; There are 72 lodging centers operating in the hotel zone with 25 thousand 595 rooms and 58 lodging centers operating in the urban center with 4 thousand 379 rooms.
Marine fauna will be protected
Also in Cancun , the contingency plan for the sea turtle nest protection program was activated and sandbags were verified and placed at the edge of the protection pens to prevent landslides due to the movement of the tides. 2,251 nests are kept safe in the 50 protection pens installed along the coastal zone.
Governor Carlos Joaquín González determined the Prohibition Law from one in the morning today and said that some lodging centers will provide shelter to their guests in areas such as their convention centers and other facilities with strong infrastructure.
Tropical storm “ Zeta ” continues to strengthen over the Caribbean Sea , its center is located southeast of the cozumel coast and its cloud bands with winds between 110 and 140 kilometers per hour will produce intense rains accompanied by electrical discharges in Chiapas, Yucatán and Quintana Roo , as well as very heavy rains in Campeche .
They ask to get away from the coasts
For this reason, the population is asked to take extreme precautions, including maritime navigation that is suspended between the continental massif and Cozumel Island, and to heed the recommendations issued by the authorities through official channels.
All public and private activities in the northern part of the state will be suspended this Monday from 2:00 p.m. in prevention of the passing of this weather phenomenon that quite possibly makes landfall as a category 1 hurricane .
” Zeta ” was located at 05:00 hours today, at the coordinates 18.7 ° degrees north latitude and 84.3 ° degrees west longitude, approximately 340 kms., Southeast of the island of Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico , presents movement to the northwest (315 °) at a rate of 15 kph., with maximum winds near the center of 110 kph., with greater gusts up to 140 kph.
In this way, you will be crossing Cozumel , leaving Quintana Roo at 12 at night or 1 in the morning; its entry is forecast slightly south of Puerto Aventuras and Paamul , in the municipality of Solidaridad . On October 27 at 12:00 hours it would be leaving Mexican territory towards the Gulf of Mexico with the same hurricane category 1.
Therefore, the governor indicated that no one should be on the streets after 4:00 p.m. today, to protect themselves during the passage of the meteor, for which the public passenger transport service will be suspended.
Source: smn.conagua.gob.mx, heraldodemexico.com.mx