Given the importance of timely monitoring of hurricanes with local information, Mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña found support for his proposal to build a Regional Hurricane Monitoring Center in Puerto Vallarta, a project in which he has been working towards since the last administration, and which is a priority for decision making in case of contingency.
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It was during the Inter-institutional Coordination meeting for the Cyclone and Hurricane Season 2019, held on Saturday in the presence of state and federal authorities and the municipalities that make up the regions of the South Coast and North Jalisco, where the mayor detailed the need to have this type of professional infrastructure, which while allowing Puerto Vallarta locally to take timely decisions from the birth of a hydrometeorological phenomenon, will also provide information to the entire region so that the necessary actions are undertaken before, during and after the contingency.
He said that his government has made an effort to make this center possible, the proposal was given to the last legislature of the Chamber of Deputies where resources were allocated for 3.5 million of more than 30 million pesos that this space requires for its infrastructure and equipment.
He indicated that even the municipality has two lands planned for its construction, which were already included in the project presented to the deputies, one of them in the colony Joyas del Pedregal with about 3,500 square meters and the other of 4,000 square meters, in the Tamarindos neighborhood in Ixtapa.
“So it is very important that through the Government of the State, with the federation, we have a Monitoring Center of the Coast of the State of Jalisco, permanent, in the local municipalities, where the scientists are, where the experts are monitoring precisely the temperatures, storms, rainfall within the region, to be prepared,” he said.
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In response to this request, the members of this working group, headed by the Undersecretary of Internal Affairs of the State Government, José Manuel Romo Parra and the general director of the State Unit of Civil Protection and Fire of Jalisco, Victor Hugo Roldán Guerrero, established as an agreement to initiate the necessary procedures to make the Hurricane Center a reality in Puerto Vallarta.
For this purpose and as part of the procedure, local authorities such as the State Congress, the Federation and the private initiative the municipality, which has previously expressed its intention to participate and support this project, will be called upon to achieve the resources that it requires.