You may or may have not heard about the recent destruction caused by the arrival of Hurricanes in Puerto Vallarta. Located on the Pacific Coast of Mexico in Banderas Bay, Puerto Vallarta generally enjoys protection from hurricane activity thanks to the surrounding Sierra Madre mountains. The recent arrival of Hurricane Nora on August 28th, 2021 also brought an incredible amount of rainfall to the area. As a result, the area’s rivers became overwhelmed and many breached their borders resulting in the unfortunate loss of homes, properties, and sadly even the loss of life. However, Puerto Vallarta is known for its hard working and genuine residents who are hard at work doing their part to help rebuild the damaged parts of Puerto Vallarta’s Emiliano Zapata neighborhood that was hit hardest. Keep reading below to learn more about the recovery strategies being utilized in Puerto Vallarta after Hurricane Nora.
Hurricane Nora in Puerto Vallarta
Tropical Storm Nora was downgraded from a hurricane on Sunday, August 29th. However, it still dealt significant damage to the top tourist destination of Puerto Vallarta and other coastal towns on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. The high winds and heavy rain battered the western coast of Mexico and sadly left at least two people dead. Hurricane Nora was responsible for a torrent of rain and flash floods that overflowed local rivers that have waters flowing down from the Sierra Madre mountains. As a result, the cascading floods and mudslides caused bridges, buildings and homes in Puerto Vallarta to become unstable. Sadly, some ever collapsed and fell into the rivers. In addition, several water rescues were undertaken in order to help people due to the powerful waters. The day after the storm the Old Town and Emiliana Zapata neighborhoods of Puerto Vallarta were covered with tons of mud, debris and even cars that had been carried away by the rushing waters.
Recovery Strategies in Puerto Vallarta after Hurricane Nora
Now, local residents and authorities are coming together to work on cleaning up after Hurricane Nora. Thankfully, Hurricane Nora did not cause any major damage to the hotel and tourism services. Most damages to the tourist establishments were minimal consisting of fallen trees and garbage on the beaches. Local business owners, military and volunteers have joined together to show why Puerto Vallarta is one of the friendliest’s cities in the world. Its gregarious and welcoming people have committed themselves to help rebuild the beautiful town. Construction crews are already assessing damage to the damaged local bridge in the area. Likewise, citizens are rolling up their sleeves and cleaning up the mud and debris to quickly restore Puerto Vallarta to its former glory. By working together, Puerto Vallarta will be ready to shine again soon. In addition to volunteering, donations can be made to help local businesses and families in need.
Is Puerto Vallarta Safe during Hurricane Season?
While Puerto Vallarta hurricane season typically lasts from August through October, in general the area has been fortunate to only receive minor damage when compared with other coastal towns. The link between hurricanes and climate change is becoming more apparent as a warmer planet will have stronger hurricanes over time. As a result, there may be a higher incidence of powerful storms, but the overall number of storms may drop because stronger wind shear could prevent weaker storms from forming. If you are wanting to visit Puerto Vallarta for a vacation, it is still a great time to visit. The mountains are lush and green thanks to the heavy rainfall creating an inviting tropical environment that many travelers adore. Plus, local resorts and businesses are safe and secure after the storm. Businesses and resorts are operating and ready to welcome visitors now. Resorts have hurricane safety tips and protocols in place to ensure guest safety no matter what time of year you visit.
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