Authorities warn about the increase in the activity of Popocatépetl

The General Coordinator of Civil Protection of the State of Mexico, Luis Felipe Puente Espinosa, met with municipal presidents and transport companies, who expressed their willingness to participate in an evacuation in the event of greater activity at Popocatépetl.

Due to the activity that the Popocatépetl Volcano has presented in the last days, they presented the Popocatépetl Operational Plan to the mayors of Amecameca, Ecatzingo, Chalco, Tlalmanalco, Atlautla, Ozumba, Ayapango, Juchitepec and Tepetlixpa, municipalities considered as susceptible to being evacuated in case of any volcanic contingency.

Luis Felipe Puente Espinosa explained to representatives of state and municipal authorities, as well as to public transport companies, the current conditions of the colossus.

He explained that the recent activity is mainly due to the destruction of dome number 82, however, the activity reported is that the Popocatépetl is within the parameters of ‘Yellow’, the color warning scale, also known as Phase 2.

On behalf of the Secretary General of Government, Alejandro Ozuna, the State Coordinator of Civil Protection thanked the transport association of the Los Volcanes region for their support and availability in any emergency.

Likewise, he urged the population to stay informed through the corresponding authorities, know the evacuation routes, comply with the recommendations of Civil Protection, as well as respect the security radius, which is 12 kilometers.

This work table also had the participation of the Undersecretary of Government, Ricardo Enriquez, regional delegates of the State of Mexico, the State Police and representatives of the Secretariats of Mobility and Communications.




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