No risk in Puerto Vallarta due to hurricane Blas

Tropical storm ''Olaf'' evolved into a hurricane on the Mexican Pacific coast; it will cause heavy rains in Jalisco.

No risk in Puerto Vallarta due to hurricane Blas
Seaside in Puerto Vallarta with a window view of stormy weather. Photo by Tristan Ramberg / Unsplash

National Civil Protection issued a blue alert for 137 municipalities in Mexico, among them 28 in Jalisco, however, Puerto Vallarta is not included.
National Civil Protection issued a blue alert for 137 municipalities in Mexico, after the formation of hurricane Blas, off the coast of Guerrero.

The meteor will leave abundant rains and high waves in Guerrero, Michoac√°n, Colima, and Jalisco, for which reason the blue alert was activated.

In this entity, 28 municipalities have this alert active, especially in the mountainous area and the southern coast, however, Puerto Vallarta is free of danger, as it does not appear in the list of sites at risk.

Hurricane Blas will be passing in front of Jalisco state this Friday, although it could do so as a tropical storm.

It is false that Vallarta's beaches are infested with crocodiles after hurricanes

After the passage of category 1 hurricane Nora, last year, the bodies of water where most of the crocodiles in Banderas Bay live practically overflowed, however, there is no major risk for people and it is false that all crocodiles are loose in the sea.

Especially the Boca Negra area, where some crocodiles of considerable size live, was one of the places where some crocodiles were dragged into the sea. But the number of crocodiles that can be on Puerto Vallarta beaches is minimal since adult crocodiles take refuge when weather conditions are not favorable and are not dragged into the sea.

Some crocodiles have been dragged to the sea by the flooding of the rivers, however, the adults usually take shelter in time and do not roam loose in the sea.

Some crocodiles are indeed on the beaches of Vallarta, as they live in rivers whose riverbeds have grown considerably and were swept away, but it is completely false that the beaches of Vallarta are infested with crocodiles after the passage of hurricane Nora last year. Citizens and visitors are advised to keep a minimum distance of 10 meters in case they see a crocodile and call 911 immediately so it can be captured and returned to its natural habitat.

It is important to remember that in all of Banderas Bay there are less than 300 crocodiles and only about 40 are of adult age, the rest are crocodiles of less than one and a half meters and the great majority are less than one meter long. Do not fall into false and alarmist information, the beaches of Puerto Vallarta are not infested with crocodiles.