The State Council of Civil Protection approved the request for a disaster zone for the cities of La Paz and Los Cabos, due to the damage they suffered to their urban infrastructure and public services due to the passage of the Hurricane Norma, which made landfall on Saturday morning over the town of Todos Santos.
During the sixth session of the Council, presided over by Governor Víctor Manuel Castro Cosío, it was reported that the typhoon NormIt did not directly cause death, but a child was electrocuted in a house in San José del Cabo, after touching an electric fence soaked in the rain.
The Council agreed to return to classes at all levels of education this Monday; while in La Paz it was decided to continue the suspension that started last Friday because there are still 423 people in the school buildings that serve as shelters, and they need to be cleaned and sanitized, in addition to having a serious effect . in water and electricity service.
In La Paz, historic rains were recorded due to their accumulation in two days, so the flooding of the rivers stopped or prevented the crossing of vehicles this Sunday in different parts of the city and towards the municipal delegations of the city Los Barriles, San Bartolo and San Antonio. .
The air of norm which hit La Paz as a category two hurricane on the Saffir Simpson scale, causing the destruction of at least 20 boats and yachts docked in the bay of La Paz, while the ships California Star, México Star and Santa Marcela, which provides maritime services The transportation of cargo and passengers, between Sinaloa and Baja California Sur, remains anchored around the bay of La Paz, due to strong waves and the closure of the port of Pichilingue.
The Navy reported that this Sunday, once the wind speed decreases, they will try to tow the ships one by one so as not to create a “stampede” of vehicles with cargo and passengers.
The storm hit La Paz and Los Cabos norm This caused the downing of light and telephone poles, trees, flooding of houses and sinkholes.
The general secretary of the government of Los Cabos, Ariel Castro, mentioned that four families living along one of the rivers have lost their homes, so they will be placed in a Day House, while looking for a way to relocate them and support them to allow them to build their homes.
He pointed out that this Sunday, most of the two thousand people who took shelter in shelters due to the passage of the tropical cyclone have returned to their homes; public transportation services are maintained; and tomorrow all levels of education will return to classes.
The Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) reported the impact of 192,417 users in La Paz and Los Cabos, but the service of 119,934, equivalent to 62 percent, has been restored.
The mayor of La Paz, Milena Quiroga Romero, urged the intervention of the CFE to restore the energy supply to the water wells, because only six of the 43 are working in the city, and seven of the 42 in the countryside, so there is a a great lack of vital liquid in the entire municipality.
Governor Víctor Manuel Castro Cosío asked the CFE to prioritize the attention of water wells, Pemex and hospitals, asking the population to be patient in restoring service to homes.