Cancun hurricane: Report of incidents after Zeta

30/10/2020

After the passage of Hurricane Zeta through the northern zone of Quintana Roo, municipal authorities reported a positive outcome in Cancun and carried out a monitoring tour to verify the attention given to the incidents registered during the night, due to the intense wind gusts and rain.

Cancun hurricane season begins on June 1 and ends on November 30
Cancun hurricane season begins on June 1 and ends on November 30

Municipal President Mara Lezama was accompanied by representatives of the Secretariat of the Navy, Civil Protection at the national and local levels, Municipal Public Services, National Guard, and Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena), which together with other emergency agencies worked in a coordinated manner to safeguard the physical and property integrity of the families.

In the report of incidents, through the Command Center installed in Cancun, 123 incidents were received and attended to, from 63 trees, three striking announcements, 15 cables, eight posts, and two fallen signs, plus a vehicle fire, seven people helped and moved to shelters during the passage of the hurricane, 22 short circuits on electricity cables, a tree fire, and a collapsed fence, along with 170 areas without light, which began to be gradually restored.

In Colonia Donceles 28, one of the low areas in the city that has been facing strong waterlogging problems for years, it is practically dry thanks to a power plant that was installed since Hurricane Delta to help pump the water, municipal authorities reported.

The mayor announced that the public beaches were affected by high waves in Puerto Juarez and some points of the hotel zone, so they will remain closed to the general public for the Directorate of the Federal Maritime Land Zone (Zofemat) to work on the maintenance of them.

The International Airport of Cancun, after 92 canceled operations on Monday, October 26th, remains open and since 9 a.m. began receiving the first national and international flights.

There were 339 people reported and five dogs sheltered in the 19 shelters that were opened in Cancun, including the one for citizens with their pets, who received all the attention to stay before and during the passage of the hydro-meteorological phenomenon, so they were closed around 10 am without any incident.

Starting at 10 am, commercial and economic activities were re-established in Cancun and the authorities lifted the so-called dry law.

During the tour, the authorities also went to Supermanzanas 77, 85, 102, 104 and Avenida Niños Héroes, as well as the hotel zone and the sub-delegation of Puerto Juarez, to verify the work of removing trees, vegetable garbage, and branches fallen by the intensity of the wind.

It is worth remembering that the state of the strength of the city council to deal with the impact of Hurricane Zeta totals more than 1,900 people, 248 vehicles, 11 ambulances, one intervention vehicle, two trailers, 10 cranes, and a Vactor type machine.

Four major hurricanes are forecast for the 2020 season that could affect Cancun

According to the forecast from Colorado State University (CSU), the Atlantic hurricane season "will have above-average annual activity", with at least 16 storms and eight hurricanes.

This forecast indicates that there is a 58 percent chance of a major hurricane in Cancun for the 2020 season; which is above the historical average.

In an average year, there are 12 tropical storms in the Atlantic, including six hurricanes and three major categories 3 or higher, however, the CSU forecast for the Atlantic basin in 2020 suggests 16 tropical storms, including eight hurricanes and four major categories 3 to 5, with sustained winds of at least 178 km/hr.

One of the factors behind this projection is the absence of the El Niño phenomenon, and much warmer than average sea surface temperatures in parts of the Atlantic, such as the Gulf of Mexico, according to the CSU, which for its report is based on data accumulated over four decades.

Cancun and the surrounding areas have only been affected by one hurricane on two occasions: Hurricane Gilberto in September 1988 and Hurricane Wilma in October 2005, both 17 years apart. The last season with four or more major hurricanes was the record year of 2017.

Seer predicts that a devastating hurricane will hit land in Cancun

A new pollution crisis and a devastating hurricane that will land in Cancun are some of the natural disasters predicted by Mhoni Vidente in a television program.

The famous Televisa seer said that a devastating hurricane will cause serious damage from Puerto Rico to Cancun, Quintana Roo, one of the most important tourist spots in Mexico.

The hurricane season begins on June 1 and ends on November 30, so the authorities and citizens are advised to be on the lookout.