Hurricane Norberto Keeps Local Officials Busy

High waves generated by Hurrican Norberto Thursday and early Friday affected the Puerto Vallarta area.

Lifeguards, firefighters, and police in the area blocked off the beaches and Malécon for the protection of the residents and tourists in the area from waves overflowing the beaches.

The Deputy Director of Civil Protection, Sergio Ramírez López, reported that four adults living next to the Navel Museum were moved to temprorary shelter for safety.

In the area of Olas Altas all restaurant palapas were removed to avoid damage or injury to people, along with temporary merchant stands.

Also the city worked to remove cars from Calle Febronio Uribe at Playa Flamingos where water levels rose to about 60 cm. A total of eight vehicles were towed.

The city maintained constant surveillance of the tourist areas along the Malécon and Romantic zone to insure the safety of tourists visiting the beach resort town. 30 lifeguards and 90 police officers were assigned to the area to warn of the dangers as waves reached 4 meters high.

Ramírez López asks that citizens and tourists continue to abide by the city recommendation to maintain their safety, he advises not to enter the beaches and respect the warning signs that are placed at beach accesses.

Puerto Vallarta News

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