- The first death in Mexico after the passage of Hurricane Nora has been confirmed.
- Authorities reported seven people missing.
- Meteorologists reported that Nora had degraded to a tropical storm, but is still moving through the Mexican Pacific coast.
The first death in Mexico after the passage of Hurricane Nora has been confirmed. In addition, authorities reported seven people missing and serious damage in the coastal states of Jalisco, Guerrero, Michoacán and Colima.
This Sunday, meteorologists reported that Nora had downgraded to a tropical storm, but still continues to move through the Mexican Pacific coast towards the Gulf of California, after it made landfall on Saturday with the force of a category 1 hurricane.
Confirmed first death in Mexico after the passage of Hurricane Nora
Hurricane Nora reached Mexico causing heavy rains and unexpected floods and amid stormy weather, it killed a 13-year-old boy who was trapped in rubble after the hotel in Puerto Vallarta where he was staying collapsed.
This Sunday morning, Héctor Trada Herrada, a 49-year-old Spaniard, desperately asked for help because his eldest son could not get out before part of the building in which they were housed collapsed, local police reported.
Nora leaves a deceased
In a statement, the state authorities of Jalisco reported that the child would have been buried when part of the hotel collapsed in the touristy Puerto Vallarta. They added that the rest of the family, including two other children aged 11 and 3, were safe.
They also explained that the structure where the Spanish family was staying collapsed due to a large flow of water that destroyed a bridge and took part of the four-story boutique hotel. The boy’s body was recovered after rescuers worked eight hours to locate it, The Associated Press reported.
Seven other missing
Amid torrential rains and floods, authorities also reported the disappearance of seven people: a woman and six fishermen. According to Enrique Alfaro, governor of Jalisco, the woman also disappeared in Puerto Vallarta after she was dragged with her vehicle through the water.
While Admiral Julio César Pescina, of the Mexican Navy, reported this Sunday that rescuers in the state of Guerrero were looking for six fishermen who had set sail on Wednesday.
More than 500 damaged homes
The Jalisco state government indicated that, on a preliminary basis, the floods had damaged some 500 homes. “Support efforts have been intensified in coastal municipalities, mainly in Cihuatlán, where around 500 houses have been affected by the overflow of the El Pedregal stream, in San Patricio, Melaque and Villa Obregón,” they reported. this Sunday.
Although not with the same intensity as in Jalisco, other coastal communities in Michoacán and Colima also felt the heavy rains and heavy flooding caused by Nora. In these areas they reported overflowing rivers, mudslides and blocked roads, but no fatalities.
Where is Nora?
At the end of the afternoon of this Sunday, Nora was located 135 km northwest of Mazatlán, Sinaloa, an area that is on high alert, and still 300 kilometers from Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, according to data from the National Hurricane Center. of the United States (NHC).
The agency also indicated that it was moving northwest at 20 kilometers per hour, with maximum sustained winds of 110 kilometers per hour, and that it expects to continue moving in the next few days along the western Mexican coast and then advance inland towards Arizona.
There are still rains to come
Although Nora has weakened and is advancing like a tropical storm, the Mexican and United States authorities remain on alert due to the torrential rains and possible floods that this Pacific system could still generate.
In fact, meteorologists have predicted that Nora’s rains could accumulate between 20 and 30 centimeters of water in some areas of the Mexican coast. Confirmed first death in Mexico after the passage of Hurricane Nora.
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