Tropical Storm Lidia Causes Havoc in Cabo San Lucas Resorts
|| Wall Street Journal
“Tropical Storm Lidia brought heavy rain, flooding and damage to Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula and the tourism resort of Los Cabos, weakening slightly Friday as it moved across land.
The center of the storm was around 65 miles west of the state capital La Paz around 11 a.m. ET, the U.S. National Hurricane Center reported. Maximum sustained winds had decreased slightly to 60 miles an hour, and the storm is expected to weaken further as it moves up the west coast of the peninsula Friday and Saturday.
A four-story apartment building near a stream collapsed in Cabo San Lucas, and another was in danger of collapse, although its occupants were evacuated in time, the Reforma newspaper reported. A number of streams flooded their banks and roads have been cut off.
Around 2,000 people moved into shelters, and an estimated 20,000 tourists were sheltering in their hotels, the newspaper added. Airports were closed at Los Cabos and La Paz.
State power utility Comisión Federal de Electricidad said over 100,000 customers in the municipalities of Los Cabos and La Paz lost power overnight, and that service had been restored to 22% of them early Friday.
The storm affected five transmission lines and dozens of distribution circuits, and more areas could suffer outages as the storm continues to affect the state, the utility said.”
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Incomunicados CSL and San Jose, closed corridor
|| La Tribuna de Los Cabos
“San José del Cabo.- Due to heavy rainfall that has been recorded for 24 hours in this municipality because of tropical storm Lidia, San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas are incommunicado tonight.
In the afternoon a break in a Cerro Colorado hill and an important flooding meters later, in front of the H + hospital caused the total closure to circulation in the tourist corridor.
Later around 9:30 p.m., officials from the SCT and Civil Protection also decided to close the San José del Cabo-Cabo San Lucas boundary and the drainage to the airport due to the fact that a lot of water was being drained by the tributaries and Circulation was dangerous.
On the other hand, there are also reports of floods in Guaymitas, Vado de Santa Rosa and Vado de San José Viejo, in San José del Cabo and in Lagunitas, Aguajito and access to Leonardo Gastelum in Cabo San Lucas as well Also in that city, in the street Leona Vicario the intensity and force of the avenues of water caused the drag of cars.”
….Continue reading more @ La Tribuna (translated by Google Translate).
There are reports of first acts of looting in colony of Los Cabos
|| BCS Noticias
“In the photographs, made known through Facebook, it is seen how even people who participate in these acts lead from crackers, to several beer cartons
La Paz, Baja California Sur (BCS). After the ravages of theTropical Storm ‘Lidia’ through Baja California Sur, but mainly south of the middle peninsula, this Friday, September 1 began to circulate through social networks, photographs where the first acts of rapine, in the colony Chula Vista, San José del Cabo.”
….See more @ BCS Noticias.MX (translated by Google Translate).