As Hurricane Blanca passed the Puerto Vallarta coastline as a Category-3 hurricane, it brought with it waves measuring six meters, damaged nearly 100 meters of malecón trim, and washed away beachside palapas.
Late Saturday night and early Sunday morning waves crashing into the city’s malecón overflowed the boardwalk sending waves into the streets and tearing away sections of trim along the city’s famous malecon. Civil Protection installed barriers along parts of the malecón to keep those trying to get photos and videos out of harms way.
On Sunday, Civil Protection placed area beaches under Red Flag Alert which prohibits the use of beaches for swimming and recreation. High surf is expected to remain in the area over the next 48 hours, Civil Protection urges people to listen to authorities and lifeguards and be aware of Red Flag Alerts.
Hurricane Blanca is now moving north and is expected to make landfall in Baja California as a strong tropical storm.