Jalsico begins calculating damage of freak hailstorm in Guadalajara

The Jalisco State Secretary, Enrique Ibarra Pedroza, announced that the procedures for the attention to 457 homes affected by Sunday’s hailstorm have already begun.

Also, the mayor of Guadalajara, Ismael del Toro Castro, said that different agencies, such as the DIF and Citizen Participation, are working “to know the amounts of the damages in the houses, to be able to request the necessary support”.

Meanwhile, the state government detailed that the hail accumulated up to just over a meter, in some points. It was indicated that the number of affected houses in Guadalajara amounts to 215, and that the most damaged area is Álamo Industrial, affecting 106 homes; In addition, damages occurred to 20 roads, three businesses, and 50 vehicles, as well as the collapse of 11 trees and three light poles.

Damage was also reported in 11 houses in the Jalisco neighborhood of Tonalá, where the water level reached 1.5 meters in height.

Meanwhile, the mayor of Tlaquepaque, María Elena Limón, said that in the municipality, a total of eight colonies were affected by the storm, 242 homes, and 30 vehicles.

950 elements of the three levels of government participated in the relief and sanitation work, among them the Mexican Army, National Water Commission, State Civil Protection, among others, with the support of 190 vehicles, including heavy machinery.

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