The Secretary of the Marine together with the National Civil Protection Coordinator, implemented the Marina Plan in its Prevention Phase, to help the civilian population in cases and places of disaster or emergency, take measures to avoid, as much as possible, the damage from the passage of Hurricane “Norma”, on the coast of Baja California Sur and Sinaloa.
It should be noted that through the Fourth Naval Region, based in La Paz, Baja California Sur, and the Eighth Naval Region, based in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, more than 3,500 elements belonging to this Institution deployed, who were alerted to provide support through Marine Plan entities.
Similarly, four ships, 36 support vehicles, four helicopters, two airplanes, two mobile kitchens, two water treatment plants, and one tortilla maker were deployed. Likewise, putting 100 elements in Mobile Brigades at the High Command Headquarters as well as personnel from the Naval Civil Protection Unit, based in Mexico City, to provide support in vulnerable areas.
The Marine Plan is part of the National Civil Protection Program and carries out readiness tasks with the mobile support groups of the Mexican Navy, in coordination with authorities from the three levels of government and the private sector.
“The Secretary of the Navy, through the Mexican Navy, reiterates his commitment to the citizens to ensure their integrity, providing human and material resources for this purpose, through the implementation of the Navy Plan; Therefore, it will continue to work to support Mexican families,” the agency detailed in a statement.
Finally, Semar called on all people to follow the recommendations of the Civil Protection authorities and make available the telephone number: 800 MARINA 1 (800 6274621) for emergency care.