The entity of Sinaloa is in a state of alert due to the impending passage of Hurricane “Norma”. The Sinaloa State Civil Protection Coordination announced this Friday the creation of 120 temporary shelters, capable of housing between 50 and 921 people each, in anticipation of the expected heavy rains.
The agency calls on the population to avoid walking on the beach, do not do water activities and follow the instructions of the lifeguards, in order to ensure the safety of everyone. In addition, the Ministry of Public Education and Culture of Sinaloa reported the suspension of Saturday classes throughout the state as a preventive measure.
For its part, Hurricane “Norma” also raised concerns in Baja California Sur, where similar measures were taken. Education authorities have suspended classes at all levels of education, public and private, in the cities of Los Cabos and La Paz.
The National Water Commission (Conagua) has issued several reports indicating that Hurricane “Norma” will bring accumulated rain of 155 to 200 millimeters between October 19 and 22. This forecast raises concern because of the possibility that the channels of the river will overflow and cause damage, reminiscent of the disaster caused by the 2017 hurricane “Lidia”, which resulted in the collapse of buildings in the neighborhoods of Chulavista and Puerto Nuevo.
The typhoon, currently in category 3 on the Saffir-Simpson scale, will cause heavy rains in Baja California Sur, as well as heavy rains in Nayarit and Sinaloa. In addition, very heavy rains are expected in Colima, Jalisco and Michoacán, while heavy rains are predicted in Durango and rains in Chihuahua.
Conagua warned that the conditions created by the tropical cyclone could lead to electrical shocks and landslides, as well as an increase in the level of rivers and streams, overflowing and flooding in the aforementioned areas. The population of the affected areas is on high alert and is urged to follow the instructions of the authorities to ensure the safety of all.