Flooded streets, cars swept away by water currents, damage to public transportation and even blackouts were the scenes of chaos left behind by the heavy rains recorded last Thursday, August 31, in the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Jalisco.
It was through social networks that people from Guadalajara shared the severe damage caused by the rainfall, which was greater than that registered on Wednesday.
The heavy rain affected the service of Line 1 of the Light Train that goes from Auditorio to Periférico Sur and around 6:30 p.m. it was suspended at the height of Sauz; In addition, the users of Mi Macro Calzada were also unable to move through this system.
Among the main avenues that registered water levels of up to one meter in height are López Mateos at the height of Plaza del Sol; La Giralda, La Calma, Las Águilas, Patria, Polanco, Isla Raza, Colón, Gobernador Curiel, Mariano Otero, Periférico Sur, among others, where drivers were forced to climb onto the top of their vehicles to get safe; in other scenes some cars were carried away by the current or were completely under water.
Jalisco Civil Protection elements are responding to the emergency, placing greater emphasis on rescuing people who have been stranded in the middle of the current.
In the Chapalita neighborhood, the force of the water caused a tree and a pole to collapse, leaving all the residents of the area without electricity. On the other hand, in the Polanco area, dozens of inhabitants had to get the water out from their houses with buckets.
As happened a week and a half ago when the rain generated by Hurricane Hilary left severe flooding, Internet users once again managed to capture the moment in which a Rotoplas brand water tank was dragged through the streets of the capital.
In a short eight-second video that has already gone viral on social networks, you can see a couple of people stranded on a sidewalk to take shelter from the floods when suddenly you see how the water tank passes by, easily dragged by the current of water.
“Whose water tank is it?”, one of those present can be heard asking, while others also dedicate themselves to capturing the funny moment while others just laugh. According to information from Azteca Jalisco, the area where the water tank was seen was in the Abastos market.
So far it is unknown where the object was and if it caused an accident, however, so far the authorities have not reported any related incidents.
Just a few days ago that same scene was experienced but on Mariano Otero avenue, in the municipality of Zapopan, only in this case it did hit a public transport unit. This unusual fact caused a great impact among Internet users and quickly went viral, in turn causing a great rain of memes.
The appearance of the Rotoplas water tank in the middle of the rain brought smiles and demonstrated the ingenuity of people to find humor in unusual situations
Some Internet users suggested putting the music from the famous pirate movie as the soundtrack for the journey of the water tank through the streets of Guadalajara
According to the forecast of the National Meteorological Service (SMN), during the early morning and morning of Friday, very heavy rains of between 50 to 75 millimeters in height are expected in Baja California Sur, Campeche, Mexico City, Colima, State of Mexico, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacán, Nayarit, Quintana Roo, Sonora and Yucatán.
Likewise, intense punctual precipitations of between 75 to 150 millimeters of height are expected in the states of Chiapas, Morelos, Oaxaca, Puebla and Veracruz; strong (from 25 to 50 mm) in Aguascalientes, Durango, Sinaloa, Tabasco, Tlaxcala and Zacatecas; as well as showers (from 5 to 25 mm) in Baja California, Chihuahua, Hidalgo and Querétaro.