Re: Barra Damage (Seawall Photo)
Posted by Tracy on October 13, 2011, 4:19 pm, in reply to "Barra Damage (Video Post)"
Here is a picture of the damage along the seawall in Barra...another reason to be thankful that we are in LM. The building really that's leaning is the Sea Master restaurant....knowing the Mexican's, they'll probably have that fixed and opened in no time |
A friend also sent me this on the Villa Obregon/Melaque area....probably posted on tomzap. Just FYI to those not looking elsewhere:
"There are many streets that are flooded, the four blocks of Calle Reforma leading to the highway are closed because of flooding and mud conditions, Alvaro Obregón is totally flooded with no access to the highway, Lopez Mateo is also closed with no access to the highway, the water around the jardin of San Patricio and the streets around is 2 meters high, as far as I could see the only way out of town to is the street that meets directly highway 80 (don´t know the name of the street) there is a hotel by the name of El Rio on that street. From what we hear we had no casualties in San Patricio and Villa Obregon. There were lots of electrical wires down but the CFE workers have stayed put in their trucks overnight and were out first thing this morning picking up cables,also I saw trucks from Telmex and Infinitum about. We lost power about 9:00 p.m. last night and conditions became quite severe around 10:30 p.m. by 11:15 we were issued a Red hurricane alarm. As the wind blew, howled and rain poured down, I could hear debri flying about on my terrace. I looked out of a window on the second floor and saw the palms trees blowing in every which way and the the lagoon rushing like a river. This morning I saw broken roof tiles. I had a friend staying with me and a Mexican family of six who was sent over my place for lack space in the shelters. A new shelter was opened last night in Villa Obregon and this morning it was already packed which tells me that many families were flooded out of their homes. There are lots of trees down, tiles, gates and doors blown off houses The lagoon was running to the ocean very fast carrying tree trunks, branches and whatever else was in its course. The lagoon had been to the ocean the night before and it kept the town from flooding any furthers that it has. I´m sure some of the houses suffered damaged.., this is the worst hurricane I have experienced in my 32 years in this coastal area. Did not go out in the highway but I hear the Barra de Navidad was pretty damage as well as Cihuatlan. --Barry Williams"
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