Government of Nayarit plans to evacuate up to 15 thousand people

Although hurricane “Willa” is forecast to impact land around the municipality of Escuinapa, Sinaloa, the Nayarit government plans to evacuate between 10 and 15 thousand people from the municipalities of Acaponeta and Tecuala.

Governor Antonio Echevarría García acknowledged that they do not have the capacity to house so many people in these districts, so he asked the population that those who have family in other municipalities take shelter with them.

“The government of the state and the municipalities do not have the capacity to give attention to this entire population, that is why the need for these people, if they have relatives in other municipalities, help us to spend two or three days there, ” he said, who this Monday morning personally supervised the start of the evacuation in the municipality of Tecuala.

In addition, he called on the population to comply with the evacuation order, because before the imminence of danger, those who refuse will be forcibly removed from their homes.

“We are going to take them out, now we are going to use the public force because it is the responsibility of the Executive Power, we are going to do it for the good of them, of their families, but until now there is no one who has refused, everyone is aware” he said.

Echevarría said that several schools have been set up as shelters in the area, that the Mexican Army has already installed some kitchens to serve evacuees and that the state DIF began sending food to the north of the state.

For this Tuesday, classes will be suspended throughout the entity and the governor suspended the act of his first government report scheduled for Tuesday in Tepic.

For their part, the authorities of Jalisco made the decision to preventively evacuate the hotel zone of Puerto Vallarta.

Governor Aristóteles Sandoval indicated that it is a preventive measure for tourists and that the evacuation of some communities in the municipalities of Cabo Corrientes, La Huerta, Villa Purificación, Casimiro Castillo and Cuautitlán de García Barragán is also analyzed.

Puerto Vallarta News

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