Red Flag Alert for all Puerto Vallarta Beaches

Puerto Vallarta’s beaches are closed to the public due to high surf, statement issued by the commander Sergio Ramírez, head of Civil Protection.

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“We are informing the public that all the beaches are closed, and currently under red flag, we currently have lifeguards and surveillance tourist police in place to keep people off the beaches at this time. We have waves of around seven and eight meters high” the official said.

He noted that there are 120 police, firefighters, and tourist police, who are watching the different areas of Puerto Vallarta, especially the areas of Las Glorias, Camarones, Los Muertos and the Malecón.

“There is currently no damage to infrastructure, businesses, or services, there are some threats such as sand that is accumulating in some side street and the Malecón, but no structural damage is reported” the official said.

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He explained that there are three events that are in the Pacific at this time, Karina, Lowell and Marie, who are generating these high tides, “Tide was expected to decrease yesterday, but we began experience high waves in the area at 10PM Tuesday night. Low tide gave us a break to organize and we expect the tides to return to normal by tomorrow” he said.

Note that at this time small boats are restricted from the waters. No accidents have been reported.

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