Agatha leaves at least 11 dead and 33 missing while passing through Oaxaca in southern Mexico | Univision News Latin America

At least Hurricane Agatha left this 11 dead and 33 missing in Oaxacaone of Mexico’s poorest, according to the government of Oaxaca.

“There are 33 missing persons and 11 deaths, mainly in the upper Sahel region,” he added. Oaxaca’s governor, Alejandro Murat, said in a video call during President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s daily conference.

In a radio interview on Tuesday with Formula Radio, Murad said that at least four bridges were damaged and that The authorities still need access to some municipalities that remain cut off from the outside world. The Oaxacan president also said that among the disappeared were minors and that the balance of victims was still preliminary.

Adelfo Regino, President of the National Institute of Indigenous Peoples (INPI), lamented on his social networks: “After the passing of Hurricane Agatha, there is pain, devastation and serious effects, especially in the Sierra Sur de Oaxaca.”

That country’s National Weather Service (SMN) reported that Agatha, the first cyclone of the 2022 season in the Pacific Ocean, worsened this Tuesday by losing strength after making landfall.

The Mexican government had described Agatha as a “dangerous” hurricane, so 75 municipalities in Oaxaca put on high alert and 294 municipalities in Oaxaca and Chiapas on orange alert, due to the extreme dangerSouthern states of the country.

It will take several days to calculate the damage Agatha does

SMN expected Agatha to make landfall as a Category 3 hurricane, although it did eventually hit Monday as a Category 2.

when touching the ground, The hurricane caused winds of 87 to 105 mph (140 to 170 km/h) and waves six to eight meters high on the coast of Oaxaca, with gusts of 56 to 68 mph (90 to 110 km/h) with waves of 13 to 19 feet (4 to 6 meters) ) on the coast of Chiapas and Guerrero.

But the full number of damage would take days due to the complexities of the region, which is characterized by remote communities located in the mountains and a high proportion of indigenous people.

Agatha was formed only on Sunday and quickly gained strength. It was the most powerful meteor to make landfall ever recorded in the month of May in the eastern Pacific Oceansaid Jeff Masters, a meteorologist with Yale Climate Connections and founder of Weather Underground.

Agatha’s remains are moving to the northeast on Tuesday afternoon, and although they were expected to dissipate in the afternoon, SNM predicted in the later part of Tuesday that in interaction with the monsoon basin, it will maintain “rainy” conditions. Torrents in Veracruz, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Tabasco … Champeche and Quintana Roo, very strong in Yucatan, as well as heavy rain in Guerrero. “

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