The State Unit for Civil Protection and Firefighters of Jalisco (UEPCBJ) today issued recommendations for citizens in the proximity of Hurricane Willa, a category 5 storm along the coasts of Jalisco.
UEPCBJ officials reinforce the patrolling of the north, south and mountain coasts, to alert the population and issue recommendations.
They indicated that in case of a tropical cyclone, the house should be protected, doors and windows should be covered with wood so that the winds do not break glass, and they do not turn into deadly projectiles that could injure people.
In addition, to not exposing the family to danger, evacuate immediately and go with family or friends to temporary shelters installed by local authorities; and meet the recommendations of the local authority such as the Municipal Civil Protection Unit or the State Civil Protection and Fire Department Jalisco.
As well as staying informed of the weather in official media such as the Institute of Astronomy and Meteorology of the University of Guadalajara, and the National Water Commission (CONAGUA), through its social networks.
They specified that rural and coastal areas should refrain from crossing rivers or streams by vehicle, horse or foot, wait for water levels to drop, since their safety comes first; and the currents of the flows bring objects that can injure individuals.
Also, make a family plan for civil protection and practice how to evacuate your home in case of the presence of a hydrometeorological phenomenon or flood; and in case of flood, identify higher areas to be safe.
They stressed that in case of emergency, contact 911 or 36753060 in Guadalajara, 315 355 6375 in Puerto Melaque and 322 225 0764 in Puerto Vallarta of the State Unit for Civil Protection and Fire.
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