Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Tourists and locals evacuated from Pascuales area

Mar de Fondo in Colima

Tecoman, Col.- The Municipal Civil Protection Unit and GERIEM, evacuated tourists and locals after the phenomenon "Mar de Fondo" caused strong waves and severe damage to infrastructure, so that a shelter was set up in a multipurpose building in the colony Ladislao Moreno.

The head of the UMP and GERIEM, said Luis Salazar Saborio they made rounds very early Saturday morning alerting locals to be prepared to leave the area in case of an increase in the tide, in the afternoon it began to grow with waves up to 8 meters high, causing severe damages to both booths, restaurants and some hotels.

In coordination with the DIF Municipal Community Development Center Cedeco  in colony Ladislao Moreno was enabled a shelter, with beds, mattresses, blankets, kitchen and medical services to care for evacuees, being so far 14 people that took shelter in that temporary shelter.

They have counted 14 booths with severe damage, a restaurant with major damage, at least four drawn vehicles and two main roads that were affected by flooding from high surf and others collapsed to be undermined sand, without any human losses The operation will continue until conditions have passed and does not represent a risk for the return of residents.

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