33 tropical cyclones are expected in 2019

The National Water Commission expects that four to six tropical cyclones will impact directly in the country and that is why it is already preparing a care plan.

In his speech, the secretary of Security and Citizen Protection, Alfonso Durazo, mentioned that they will be prepared, in the best terms, to face the tropical cyclone season. Image: NASA Terra
In his speech, the secretary of Security and Citizen Protection, Alfonso Durazo, mentioned that they will be prepared, in the best terms, to face the tropical cyclone season. Image: NASA Terra

The director of the National Water Commission (CONAGUA), Blanca Jiménez, announced that for this 2019 are expected 33 tropical cyclones, similar to the historical average, of which 19 will be in the Pacific Ocean and 14 in the Atlantic.

"It is likely that four to six directly impact the country," said the head of the Conagua in the National Meeting of Civil Protection for the season of tropical cyclones and rains this year, which was held in Zihuatanejo, Guerrero.

The plan of the Commission to address natural phenomena is divided into three stages (before, during and after) in which it works jointly with different government agencies, including the CNPC, which issues recommendations for these phenomena to have minor social and economic consequences.

Authorities prepare

In his speech, the secretary of Security and Citizen Protection, Alfonso Durazo, mentioned that they will be prepared, in the best terms, to face the tropical cyclone season 2019 and also announced that, as a first step in the coordination work in this area, a preparatory meeting will be held next Monday, May 20.

Also, the head of the National Coordination of Civil Protection (CNPC), David León, endorsed the commitment of the National Civil Protection System of prevention, care, and teamwork and stressed that they will continue to perform tasks in favor of Mexicans, especially of the most unprotected.

Guerrero, the most affected

On the other hand, the governor of Guerrero, Héctor Astudillo, commented that said state has had disasters that put it on the map; He highlighted the importance of coordinated work between the three levels of government and, mainly, civil society to overcome these situations, also recognized the Secretariats of National Defense and Navy that have always shown solidarity with the Mexican people.

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