The Secretary of the Navy (Semar) of Mexico maintains the deployment of 5,116 elements of the Navy in the face of the new attack of Norma, which will make landfall this Sunday as a tropical storm in the state of Sinaloa after passing through Baja. The California peninsula is like a hurricane.
The agency announced in a statement the implementation of the “Marine Plan in its Prevention Phase” in the states of Sinaloa and Sonora “to prevent or reduce damage to human life, property of the population, productive plants, public services, and the environment “.
Semar also announced the deployment of 22 ships, 61 support vehicles, nine ambulances, six helicopters, three mobile kitchens, and three water purifiers.
Likewise, it transferred 2,000 groceries and 16,000 liters of bottled water to Mazatlán, Sinaloa.
It has also created 37 temporary shelters with a capacity for 12,700 people in Sinaloa and Sonora.
The Navy expects Storm Norma to hit between 4:30 pm and 7:00 pm (between 10:30 pm and 01:00 am GMT on Monday) in the municipalities of Topolopambo and Altata, Sinaloa.
In the last report from the National Meteorological Service (SMN), Norma is located 80 kilometers south-southwest of Topolobamo and 195 kilometers west of Culiacán, Sinaloa.
The event showed a sustained wind of 95 kilometers per hour and a gust of up to 110 kilometers per hour, with a movement towards the northeast of 7 kilometers per hour, detailed by the agency of the National Water Commission (Conagua).
Due to its passage, SMN predicted “punctual torrential” rains in Sinaloa; “extreme punctuals” in Chihuahua and Durango; “very strong” in Baja California Sur and Sonora; as well as “strong” in Nayarit.
The rain “may raise the level of rivers and streams and create landslides and floods,” he warned.
The forecast also estimates wind gusts of 80 to 100 kilometers per hour; it is possible to form water jets and waves 4 to 6 meters high on the coast of Baja California Sur and Sinaloa.
Semar reiterated that “so far, there has been no loss of life or significant damage to the infrastructure of the civilian population” in Baja California Sur after the typhoon hit on Saturday.
“However, the electricity service continues to not be fully restored. Regarding maritime navigation, it is reported that the ports of Pichilingue, Mazatlán, Los Cabos, and Topolobampo are closed to navigation,” he acknowledged.
Norma, the fourteenth hurricane of the Pacific season, comes after the double explosion of hurricanes Lidia and Max a week ago, when they left five dead in total, one in Nayarit, two in Jalisco, and two in Guerrero.