Guadalajara summer hailstorm covers city in ice. A strong fall of hail affected the western Mexican city of Guadalajara this Sunday with accumulations of up to one and a half meters in some areas and damage to at least 249 homes, while a tropical storm formed over Pacific waters, without affecting the national territory.
The hailstorm affected dozens of vehicles in Guadalajara, capital of the state of Jalisco, leaving numerous houses buried.
Firefighters of Guadalajara and members of Civil Protection of Jalisco are working to remove the hail and evaluate the damages.
The torrential rain of this Sunday in the dawn caused damages in the metropolitan zone, concentrating the damages in colonies of Guadalajara with floods of until meter and a half.
The governor of Jalisco, Enrique Alfaro, broadcast a video that shows aspects of the affectations.
“See what happened here in some parts of the city. Scenes that at least I had never seen in Guadalajara. See the hail that looks like a snowfall and then we wonder if climate change really exists. These are natural phenomena that we have not seen and should draw our attention to this agenda,” he declared.
The Ministry of National Defense activated the DN-III-E Plan to assist the population in emergency cases in the Rancho Blanco and Álamo Industrial colonies of Guadalajara and the neighboring municipality of Tlaquepaque, due to the damage caused by the hail.
Meanwhile, the tropical storm Barbara has formed in the Pacific Ocean and is located south of Cabo San Lucas, northwestern state of Baja California Sur, without affecting the country, reported the National Meteorological Service (SMN).
The institution indicated that the phenomenon was located at 16:15 to 1,355 kilometers south of Cabo San Lucas and moves to the west at 30 kilometers per hour, moving further away from the country.
Barbara has developed sustained winds of 70 kilometers per hour and gusts of 95 kilometers per hour and, according to the forecast of the SMN, next Tuesday July 2 at dawn will become a category 1 hurricane, located 1,600 kilometers southwest of Cape Saint lucas.