El ZIHclo del Agua

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, August 29, 2021, 21:39 (90 days ago)


Nora sure left her mark on our region with copious amounts of rain that probably won't end until tomorrow, though it hasn't rained for several hours here. There are landslides large and small all over the place. Many bridges and river crossings have failed cutting off several communities and regions. The Libramiento from Uruapan to Playa Azul is closed. Coahuayutla and Ciudad Altamirano are cut off from the coast. Villages such as La Chole in Petatlán and El Calabazal, El Calabazalito, El Arenosito and San Ignacio in the sierra of Zihuatanejo are all cut off from the outside world with either roads flooded or vados washed out. I saw the mayor prioritized repairing Escénica El Riscalillo where no one lives but where a megaproject he supports is planned instead of attending first to the affected communities where he and other politicians make promises every election campaign to improve their access roads but never really do. I'm sure he'll get to them eventually.

"Only" 133 active cases of Covid-19 are being reported in Zihuatanejo as the official apparent downward trend continues. I suspect we'll shortly be back to Semáforo Naranja.

Amazingly the beachfront restaurants in downtown Zihuatanejo were full of tourists again today. With Playa Las Gatas and Isla Ixtapa closed, business went elsewhere. Allegedly some restaurants at Playa Linda were supposedly affected by the waves, but that's only a rumor I heard yet haven't confirmed.

¡Cuidemos nuestro patrimonio!

Playa Lerdo de Tejada and Playa La Madera in Zihuatanejo's bay during the passing of Hurricane Nora.