18 fallen trees and damage to houses due to strong gusts of wind in CDMX

The Secretariat for Comprehensive Risk Management and Civil Protection (SGIRPC) reported on various impacts in Mexico City due to the strong gusts of wind registered at dawn this Thursday, including the fall of 18 trees. No injuries were reported.

From 3:10 in the morning to 8:30 in the morning, 55 incidents were reported in the 16 municipalities of the country’s capital, such as damage to houses, cars, falling trees, falling branches, detachment of billboards, and cable drop and damage. In total, 17 critical and 38 non-critical impacts were documented.

The demarcations in which the most important impacts were recorded were Coyoacán, Gustavo A. Madero, Iztapalapa and Venustiano Carranza.

In the CTM Housing Unit, in Culhuacán, for example, a tree 10 meters long by 30 centimeters wide fell, causing damage to two parked vehicles.

In Calzada Tenorios, on the corner of Calzada del Hueso, Colonia Coapa, a dry tree 15 meters long and 40 centimeters wide fell, causing damage to the fiber optic cabling and power lines of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE).

The SGIRPC warned that during the day the strong gusts of wind will continue in the country’s capital, with values ​​higher than 70 kilometers per hour (km / h) in the mountainous parts of the south and west of the city, 60 km / h in the rest of the region and 55 km / h in the downtown area of ​​Mexico City.

Faced with these strong winds, the population is recommended to save or remove objects from outside that may fall; do not climb scaffolding, roofs, or cornices; stay away from telephone and electricity poles. It is also suggested to place companion animals in lower risk areas.

When driving, do so with caution: there may be remains of trees or objects dragged or knocked over by wind gusts on the roads. In case of any emergency, call 911, 5658 1111 from Locatel, and 5683 2222 from SGIRPC and stay informed through our official social media accounts; Twitter @SGIRPC_CDMX and Facebook @SGIRPCCDMX or on the website www.proteccioncivil.cdmx.gob.mx.

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