Minor material damage, heavy rain and flooding occurred in the northwest as Hurricane Pamela passed on Wednesday. Mexico, The terrain over the state of Durango deteriorated in the last hour to a tropical depression.
Type 1 hurricane on the Sapphire-Simpson scale, Pamela washed up on the outskirts of San Ignacio Municipality in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, Mexican Pacific, causes heavy rainfall.
The hurricane that formed last weekend has recorded somewhat unusual behavior, with it weakening from a hurricane to a tropical storm on Tuesday, but intensifying into a hurricane early Wednesday morning until it crossed the coast at Sinaloa.
The National Weather Service (SMN) forecast that the storm will gradually weaken throughout Wednesday and be of low pressure when it is in the state of Goa early Thursday morning.
The SMN reported in its latest report that at 4:00 pm local time (9:00 pm GMT), Pamela had weakened to a tropical depression in the northeastern Durango.
In addition, its cloud groups are expected to cause heavy rainfall over parts of northwestern and western Mexico, causing more waves in Sinaloa and Nairobi, he said.
He explained that the system will interact with the cold front, strengthening the possibility of rain in the north and northeast of the Mexican region over the next few hours.
For now, Pamela is located 120 kilometers north of Durango, the state capital of the same name, and 270 kilometers northeast of Sinaloa’s Masatlan.
The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued.
Water in Sinaloa and Durango
In a statement, the government Sinaloa “No major damage was recorded, no human casualties were reported and no damage to the road and urban infrastructure,” he described as the white balance.
He noted that only trees and billboards, splitting of roofing sheets and flooding of streams were caused by rain.
According to an initial report by the state Civil Defense Agency, 13 makeshift camps were used in the municipalities of Mazatlan, San Ignacio, Eloda, Rosario and Esquinaba, where 706 people were evacuated. Areas of risk are flooded.
In the city Mazatlan, Rain flooding, flooding and falling trees caused damage to homes and businesses, as well as tilting poles.
Authorities pointed out that strong currents dragged the debris that had accumulated in the drains and trays, which were removed by municipal employees.
In the state of Durango, the state integration of the Civil Defense, “in the municipality of Pueblo Nuevo, said that the El Brilliant Canal in the El Salto community is at risk of overflowing and has” reached its maximum level “after continuous rains.
With this in mind, municipal, state and federal emergency teams carried out the evacuation of dozens of people.
In addition, the agency said the road leading to Mazatlan was partially closed for between 150 and 153 kilometers for a few hours due to a landslide attended by agents of the National Guard.
Meanwhile, Durango city mayor George Salum warned that there were no reports of flooding but only puddles, and that different teams had worked to clean up the sewage in different parts of the city.
Meanwhile, the State Central Electricity Authority (CFE) said 195,9902 users were affected after the hurricane, which represents 6% of the company’s total users in the states of Nairobi, Sinaloa, Durango and Kohuila.
The CFE explained that so far the service of 57% of affected users in those states has been restored.
Officials predicted last May that 14 to 20 systems would form in the Pacific Ocean for this season, while they forecast 15 to 19 weather events in the Atlantic.
Hurricanes Andres, Blanca, Carlos, Dolores, Enrique, Felicia, Guillermo, Hilda, Ignacio, Jimina, Kevin, Linda, Marty, Nora, Olaf and Pamela have formed in the Pacific Ocean this year.
Dolores landed in mid-June, killing three people by electric storms.
In mid-August, the rains created by Grace – created in the Atlantic – caused landslides in the Gulf of Mexico, killing at least eleven people – eight in the state of Veracruz and three in addition to severe flooding and damage in the central state of Puebla.
The hurricane hit the Yucatan Peninsula several days ago.
Meanwhile, Nora, who reached the shore on August 28, found a minor dead in the state of Jalisco and seven people were missing, six of them fishermen from the state of Guerrero.