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Hail Guadalajara – residents surprised as metre of hail covers city
July 2, 2019 | 4:29 PM
by Times News Service
 
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Mexico City: Residents of Guadalajara city in Mexico, were surprised by more than a metre of hail covering nearly six suburbs in the city.

The city was blanketed in white hail, streets were blocked, cars were half buried and many even swept away in the river of hail. State governor Enrique Alfaro visited the various affected places in Guadalajara and said he had never seen such layers of hail.

"I was in the place to assess the situation and witnessed scenes I had never seen, and then we ask ourselves if climate change is real. These are never-before-seen natural phenomena," he said.

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After this unusual hail in different colonies of the Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara, mainly in Rancho Blanco and in the Industrial Zone, personnel of civil protection agency attended to the situation.

Víctor Hugo Roldán, Director General of UEPCBJ (the Unit of Civil Protection and Fire of Jalisco), explained the current situation in the Rancho Blanco colony, located on the edge of Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque.



“We work in coordination with municipal authorities in the Rancho Blanco colony, where a lot of hail was recorded reaching up to one meter high in some parts, our officers work on the removal of the material that is on the streets,” he explained.

In coordination with the Mexican Army and municipal authorities of Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque, the Government of Jalisco is clearing the hail on public roads, as well as helping those citizens whose homes have been affected.

Fortunately, no casualties and injuries have been reported so far.

“Most important of all, there is no record of injured people or human losses so far and our jobs do not end until things return to normal.” said state governor Enrique Alfaro.



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