Tropical storm “Enrique” will cause rain and storms

Fernando Polanco Ochoa / IRZA
Chilpancingo, Gro.-
The secretary of Civil Protection of the state government, Marco César Mayares Salvador, warned that tropical storm “Enrique” will cause local rains and storms this Saturday and Sunday in the state.

He reported that the hydrometeorological phenomenon is located off the coast of Guerrero, 290 kilometers south of the municipality of Zihuatanejo and 495 kilometers south-southeast of Manzanillo, Colima.

In addition, it registers winds of 65 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 85 kilometers per hour. And according to the state official, moderate to heavy rains would be registered in the afternoon and night of this Friday, as well as in the early hours of Saturday.

During Saturday and Sunday, he added, cloudy and partly cloudy skies will prevail in most of the state territory, mainly in the coastal strip, as well as in the Mountain, Center and North regions.

In an interview, Mayares Salvador recommended that municipal governments focus their attention on unstable areas, as well as on rivers and slopes, as well as on rising rivers and streams.

“There will be local storms, a lot of wind, a lot of rain, a lot of electrical storm in short times, but quite aggressive,” he warned.

He also invited the people of Guerrero to be attentive to the official bulletins issued by the agency under his charge, in which they will report on the evolution of the tropical storm in a timely manner.

Until this noon, he said, the damage caused by “Enrique” was minimal, especially in Acapulco, where a flooded house, rock rolling and the partial closure of the circulation of the Sol highway for 30 minutes, at the height of from the La Venta booth, due to the fall of a tree.

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In addition to 21 fallen trees, the collapse of fences and the detachment of a roof of a house in the municipal seat of Coyuca de Catalán, as well as a landslide in Tecpan de Galeana. (www.agenciairza.com)