Reuters.- Nora hit the west coast of Mexico as a hurricane, in the waters of the Pacific Ocean, with torrential rains and gusts of winds that caused the death of a child as well as multiple damages in several states, including some tourist ports.
The center of Nora, which was downgraded to a tropical storm on Sunday, made landfall on Saturday as a category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale in the vicinity of the Tomatlán municipality, in Jalisco, and since then it has continued its movement bordering the line. coastal.
Rainfall and strong winds caused flooding over the weekend, damage to road sections, river overflow, power outages and felling of trees in Jalisco, Michoacán, Guerrero, Colima, Nayarit and Sinaloa, according to Civil Protection officials and publications in social networks.
In those states, where shelters were enabled and preventive evacuations were carried out in dozens of communities, popular resorts such as Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo, Mazatlán and Acapulco are located.
A hotel partially collapsed due to flooding in central Puerto Vallarta streets after a river overflowed that also broke a bridge, causing damage to dozens of homes and businesses in the area, said a witness from Reuters.
Inside the collapsed building, a minor of Spanish origin was trapped, whose body was rescued by lifeguards, Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro said on Twitter, who also reported that a missing woman remained in the port. According to local media, the boy was 13 years old.
“To his family, who came to our port from Spain 7 years ago, and to his loved ones, all our support and our deepest condolences,” said Alfaro.
According to the National Hurricane Center of the United States, Nora was located at 2100 GMT 165 kilometers (km) northwest of Mazatlán, in the state of Sinaloa, blowing maximum sustained winds of 95 kilometers per hour (km / h) while moving towards the north-northwest at 19 km / h.
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The storm’s movement is expected to slow to the northwest through Tuesday and Nora will continue to move parallel to the west coast. It will also continue to discharge heavy rainfall over coastal states although a gradual weakening is also forecast.
The National Water Commission of Mexico (Conagua) reported in a statement that torrential rains were expected for the next few hours in Nayarit and Sinaloa, and heavy rains in regions of Baja California Sur, Durango, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacán and Sonora.
Last week, Hurricane Grace killed eight people after impacting as a powerful Category 3 cyclone in the state of Veracruz, in the Gulf of Mexico.
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