Monday, August 30, 2021

One dead, several missing as Tropical Storm Nora lashes Mexico | Al Jazeera

Tropical Storm Nora

Tropical Storm Nora continues to lash Mexico’s Pacific coast with torrential rains and heavy winds, a day after causing floods and landslides that killed at least one person in a popular resort town.

Communities in the coastal states of Michoacan, Colima and Jalisco experienced heavy rain and rough surf on Sunday as the storm moved northward hugging the shoreline.

The Jalisco state government said a teenager from Spain died on Saturday night when a hotel partially collapsed in the town of Puerto Vallarta amid severe flooding when Nora passed by the tourist city as a Category 1 hurricane.

The rest of his family escaped before the collapse, authorities said.

“This tragedy was caused by the partial collapse of a hotel in downtown Puerto Vallarta, due to the overflow of the Cuale River,” said Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro. “To his family, who came to our port from Spain seven years ago, and to his loved ones, all our support and our deepest condolences. RIP.”...


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