Agatha, the first hurricane of the season in the Pacific, hits the coast of Mexico. Oaxaca State Governor Alejandro Murat, in a statement to TeleFormula television, said rivers overflowed in the wake of the hurricane and landslides occurred in the highlands. “Unfortunately, 10 people have lost their lives so far, 20 people have disappeared” said.
The Civil Protection Coordination of Oaxaca said serious damage occurred, especially in the Sierra Sur region, after the hurricane passed, and noted that the loss of life could increase.
The hurricane, which was moving at 140 to 170 kilometers per hour off Oaxaca, created waves 6 to 8 meters high.
FLOOD RISK AND LANDSCAPING CONTINUES
Mexico’s National Weather Service noted that Agatha’s influence had weakened, but rivers and streams in the states of Oaxaca, Chiapas, Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche and Quintana were still at risk of overflowing. . The authorities have called on residents of these regions, where heavy flooding is expected, to be careful.
The National Civil Protection Coordination (CNPC) has issued emergency notices in 6 municipalities. More than 70,000 people in the states of Oaxaca and Veracruz were affected by the hurricane.
CNPC noted that it will take days to fully understand the extent of the damage.
In Mexico, the government announced that Agatha was dangerous and said it had put 294 cities on orange alert in the southern states of Oaxaca and Chiapas.