Hurricane Hilary’s effects have prompted a disaster declaration
Baja California Sur state government has decided to ask the Mexican government to declare Baja California Sur a natural disaster area during the State Council of Civil Protection meeting on Sunday morning. The extent of the damage caused by storm “Hilary” across the state will be assessed by authorities. The National Coordination of Civil Protection, for its part, stated that an emergency declaration request has already been made.
The governor of the state, Victor Manuel Castro Coso, announced that he will travel to Mulegé, specifically to the North Pacific, to assist the locals and do a preliminary assessment of the damage.
The designation of a natural disaster area implies that the federal government of Mexico would give funding on an urgent basis for the emergency reconstruction of the damages sustained in houses and infrastructure facilities.
“Where it will be more difficult is in the highways, in the feeder roads, which we will include, and of course, the losses incurred by the fishing cooperatives that we have to assist, so that you may also go ahead and support us. There, they lost crucial equipment, he said.
The state governor claimed that both the state and the federal administrations back the northern communities. He promised that they would work tirelessly to rebuild the roads and highways, as well as to focus on the attention to housing rehabilitation.