Red alert continues in Jalisco and Colima because of hurricane 'Lorena'


Hurricane 'Lorena', after touching land east northeast of Playa Pérula, runs along the coast causing winds, high waves and heavy rains in Jalisco and Colima.

Tropical storm 'Lorena' develops in the Pacific
Tropical storm 'Lorena' develops in the Pacific

Hurricane 'Lorena', after touching land east northeast of Playa Pérula, runs along the coast causing winds, high waves and heavy rains in Jalisco and Colima, where the red alert continues for maximum danger, which have left floods, landslides, falling trees and suspension of classes.

In its Twitter account, Civil Protection of Jalisco reported that the red alert continues, of maximum danger, in the southwest and northwest regions of that entity, as well as in the south and west of Colima, to the passage of Hurricane Lorena, category 1 on the scale of Saffir Simpson.

The meteorological phenomenon is 33 kilometers northeast of Tomatlán and 40 kilometers northeast of Cabo Corrientes, in Jalisco, and maintains wind gusts of more than 80 kilometers per hour, after having touched land east northeast of Playa Pérula, in La Huerta, with sustained winds of 120 kilometers per hour with gusts of 150.

Its center runs along the coast of that state, generating clouds with torrential rains, winds over 70 kilometers per hour and high waves of 3 to 5 meters on the coasts of the west and south of the country, including Michoacan, Guerrero, and Nayarit.

In the early hours of this Thursday, 'Lorena' caused an intense rain accompanied by strong wind in the town of Melaque, belonging to Cihuatlán, Jalisco. In its social networks, Civil Protection of the state rose the first ravages caused by the phenomenon in the state.

For its part, the Secretariat of Education of Jalisco reported that it was extended, from 22 to 29 municipalities, the suspension of classes until further notice in the basic and upper-middle levels, as a result of rains, winds and high waves recorded in coastal areas of the state.

In addition, state authorities said that due to the contingency the National Macrosimulation for Earthquake was suspended this September 19 in five coastal municipalities of the entity: Cihuatlán, La Huerta, Tomatlán, Cabo Corrientes and Puerto Vallarta.

Meanwhile, in Colima, Governor José Ignacio Peralta reported this morning that Hurricane Lorena has left floods, landslides, and fallen trees as it passes through the state.

Also, the state administration said that this morning, Hurricane Lorena caused the overflow of the stream Santiago in Manzanillo, which caused water to enter nearby houses. It added that Civil Protection staff attends to the event, in coordination with other agencies.

In the current season, the Mexican Meteorological has reported the formation of another 10 cyclones in Pacific waters with the names of Alvin, Barbara, Cosme, Dalila, Erick, Flossie, Gil, Henriette, Ivo and Juliette, the latter formed this September.

All of the cyclones have developed far from the national coasts, which have not been directly impacted, although they have been affected by the rains they left in their wake.

During the hurricane season, which began on May 15 and officially ends on November 15, 19 cyclones are expected to form in the Pacific.

By Mexicanist Source National Meteorological Service

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