Vallarta Online Reporters / Vallarta News
The damage to Puerto Vallarta after the passage of Hurricane Nora has been estimated by the Government of Puerto Vallarta to be at least 150 million (more than 7 million USD dollars) pesos for the entire municipality, with a recovery time if they receive the necessary resources of at least 4 months.
A vehicular bridge fell, the river’s force destroyed a corner of the municipal market, demolished 4 suspension bridges, a hotel, a restaurant terrace, an access road to Paso Ancho and flooded several neighborhoods. In Centro, local commercial buildings suffered damage to facades and walls, loss of merchandise and the river banks lost urban furniture and have holes or breaks.
Dozens of vehicles were totally lost when they were swept away.
Some Vallarta families lost their homes entirely, and neighborhoods near the Pitillal river that also overflowed demolished some houses and left others with all their furniture in total decay.
The Government of Jalisco will make a declaration of emergency and natural disaster, which estimates that it will provide direct support within a month to the affected people and businesses.
Civil society and the government have installed various centers to collect donated food and supplies to support the families who lost everything. To remove the mud from the city’s center, several groups of young people were also organized to help the Army and National Guard clean the Main Square.
Nora also left 1 dead; the child Curro Prados died when the hotel where he was staying collapsed after being undermined by the river. One woman, Luz Berenice, is still missing after the truck she was driving was dragged into the river. The vehicle was found yesterday, but the search continues for her.