The Yucatán state government activated the emergency protocols to attend several families in Celestún that were affected by the floodings due to the heavy rain that registered early Sunday morning, caused by the cold front number 8.
Sanitary measures to address any health contingency were also implemented by local authorities.
The head of the State Coordination of Civil Protection (Procivy), Enrique Alcocer Basto, informed that from the moment they became aware of the fact, a series of actions were arranged to offer the necessary attention and care to the affected population, as some of the families had to evacuate because their homes were flooded. A shelter was enabled for the affected families.
But the flooding in Celestún was not the only problem caused by the winds and high tides generated cold front number 8, since in Progreso, some of the benches placed just a few weeks ago in the Malecón were torn off and literally thrown abaout a hundred meters away from the site.
According to witnesses, the benches reached an area known as the Orca condominiums, about six blocks away from the end of the boardwalk.
Cold front number 8 is the first to arrive in Yucatan, as the previous seven had dissipated before reaching the Peninsula. It was cataloged by Conagua as moderate, with winds of 50 km (32 miles) per hour.
But the “flying benches” are not the first works that a cold front ruins in Progreso during the current administration, because at the beginning of the year, a dome placed in the José María Morelos y Pavón park, was torn apart by cold front 31 of the 2018-2019 season.
That time, the wind speed reached 80 km (59 miles) per hour, enough to destroy the dome, although Mayor Julián Zacarías Curi previously said back then, that the structure was strong enough to resist a hurricane.
The Yucatan Times Newsroom