Beaches In La Paz Reopen To The Public Following The Effects Of Hurricane Lidia

Beaches In La Paz Reopen To The Public Following The Effects Of Hurricane Lidia

After the rains caused by the meteorological phenomenon “Lidia”, which distributed sewage throughout the city, much of it landed on the La Paz boardwalk and other beaches.

Regarding this matter, the Ministry of Health released a statement advising individuals to refrain from swimming in these waters for a duration of four to five days.

René Francisco Cota Avendaño, the deputy commissioner for evidence and health promotion of the State Commission for Protection against Health Risks, stressed that the beaches are currently safe, as measurements taken in strategic locations in the bay ruled out contamination.

“They are safe, we have a program called Clean Beaches, in which we have more than 14 points where samples are constantly taken and we see that the water is in good condition…”

The work carried out by COEPRIS in collaboration with the Municipal Office of Drinking Water, Sanitation and Wastewater of La Paz (OOMSAPAS) is aimed at eliminating the sewage spill and restricting the sale of food on public streets.

Likewise, merchants are informed of the measures to prohibit the sale of food until the restriction is lifted.

“We have been working since Sunday on tours, both in the municipality of Los Cabos and here in La Paz, to locate the areas where the sewage spill occurred. Avoid sales on public roads in this area and also notify the municipality and the drinking water and wastewater system so they can provide a solution. If we find a sewage spill, we must not only notify SAPA, but also encourage and prevent food sales on public streets in that area.”

Dead people, destroyed houses, swollen rivers, lack of light; the damages of the powerful “Lidia”

Below is a summary of the main events that caused damage, disruption and chaos in the communities of Jalisco and Nayarit.

Hurricane “Lidia” made landfall in Jalisco as a strong Category 4 hurricane. The 41st Military Zone, based in Puerto Vallarta, confirmed the deaths of three people related to the hurricane. One occurred in Bahía de Banderas from the fall of a tree, another from the disappearance of a person in Lake Melaque in the municipality of Cihuatlán, and the third from a heart attack in Autlán.

With winds of 165 mph, Lidia made landfall on the remote peninsula of Cabo Corrientes on Tuesday before moving inland south of Puerto Vallarta, according to the National Hurricane Center. After crossing the country, the hurricane remained strong and briefly blocked several local routes.

Bottom line

In the event of a tropical storm, heavy rainfall, or hurricane, it is advisable to heed the announcements of the health authorities in order to cooperate with all necessary measures to avoid health problems.