The Governor of the State of Jalisco, Aristóteles Sandoval Díaz, informed that before the arrival of Hurricane Willa, which has already reached category 5, the evacuation of hotels in Puerto Vallarta would be done.
This, as a security measure for tourists and workers; In addition, he added that the port is closed to navigation.
In Punta Perula, he said, the waves are already two meters high.
“What we do have is that this could become a phenomenon that brings destructible consequences and, above all, in the communities. The safest thing is that we are going to begin to evacuate the population of the coast to take the population to the base we have in Cihuatlan. ”
“What worries us are the waves and winds, and what worries us is that it could become a serious and destructible phenomenon,” he said.
In an interview, Sandoval Díaz did not specify how many communities could be evacuated, but already spoke with the mayors of Cuautitlán de García Barragán, Villa Purificación, La Huerta and Casimiro Castillo, “the brigades have already left to report on the possibility of evacuating”, the governor said.
He said that intermittent rains have occurred in La Huerta and Cabo Corrientes and already “we are prepared with food, temporary shelters and municipal DIF are also ready, we have purified water.”
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He said he did not know if Hurricane Willa could change route, but he recalled the damage left by Kena due to the high swell in Puerto Vallarta.
” We still have no clear path , but the winds and waves could leave serious damage in Puerto Vallarta,” he said.
He assured that all Civil Protection personnel are concentrated in the coastal area of the state. photo courtesy of archives.