“Max” has caused two deaths, road closures and flooded homes


Tropical Storm Max, which was downgraded to a tropical depression on land and is located in western Guerrero, has left its intense rains in eleven municipalities, causing deaths, two injuries, more than 87 homes flooded, trees fallen, vehicles swept away, overflow of rivers, more than 207 affected people who are in seven temporary shelters and two cuts on the Acapulco-Zihuatanejo federal highway, one at the level of the El Tuzal community, municipality of Petatlán and the other in El Cuajilote, municipality of Tecpan.

According to the preliminary report of damages caused by the rains recorded in the last 72 hours in the state, it left severe damage in the municipality of Tecpan de Galeana on the Costa Grande of the entity where 79 homes suffered flooding and four have collapsed.

In the town of Nuxco, a farmer lost his life due to asphyxiation due to submersion when he was dragged by the strong current of the rising River while trying to save his livestock.

While a four-year-old minor was injured when he fell from a Parota-type tree, in the community of La Barranca and was transferred to the El Quemado General Hospital where his health condition is serious.

In this municipality, a sinkhole was also reported, a school was flooded, and a family was rescued from a tree, who was sheltered by the strong current.

The Secretariat of Comprehensive Risk Management and Civil Protection reported that eleven temporary shelters were set up in Tecpan de Galeana, Zihuatanejo, Atoyac de Álvarez, San Jerónimo, Benito Juárez and Coyuca de Benítez.

Only seven shelters were occupied by 207 people in Atoyac de Álvarez, Benito Juárez, Coyuca de Benítez, Tecpan de Galeana and Zihuatanejo.

While in Acapulco, intense rains left flooding in the main streets and avenues such as Cuauhtémoc Avenue, Costera Miguel Alemán, Bulevar Vicente Guerrero and Las Unidas, causing traffic chaos and paralyzing public transportation, leaving thousands of citizens unable to travel to their destinations.

The strong flow dragged a motorcyclist on Juan de la Cosa Street to the beach and he was rescued by elements of the Tourist Police and Tourist Service Providers.

In this port, five walls collapsed, four homes suffered flooding, the fall of a spectacular was reported, two homes were damaged by the flooding of streams.

Four sinkholes were recorded, a road was cut, eight vehicles were damaged by the strong currents and three poles fell.

In the eleven municipalities, the rains also left 43 fallen trees; In the municipality of Ajuchitán, 15 vehicles were affected when they were swept away by strong currents.

Also in Petatlán, where the meteorological phenomenon made landfall at midday on Monday, two homes suffered flooding.

Source: Meganoticias