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Strengthened Winds Force Puerto Vallarta Evacuation

As the weather forecast warning of strong winds and potential tropical cyclone formation becomes more ominous, Puerto Vallarta is bracing for the worst. The city’s residents are evacuating to higher ground, and business owners are scrambling to secure their properties.

“It’s not a question of if this storm is going to hit us, it’s when,” said Puerto Vallarta Mayor, Pablo Hurtado, during a press conference. “We are taking every precaution to ensure the safety of our citizens and visitors.”

The tropical cyclone, which is currently tracking west of Puerto Vallarta, is expected to bring sustained winds of up to 60 miles per hour, with gusts reaching up to 80 miles per hour. The hurricane-force winds have the potential to cause significant damage to buildings, infrastructure, and vegetation.

The Puerto Vallarta City Council has issued a mandatory evacuation order for residents in low-lying areas, including those living in flood-prone areas and beachfront properties. The city’s emergency services have been placed on high alert, with rescue teams and first responders standing by to assist those in need.

Local business owners are taking matters into their own hands, boarding up windows, securing outdoor furniture and decorations, and preparing for potential power outages. Many are also closing their businesses until further notice to avoid any potential damage or harm to customers and staff.

Strengthened Winds Force Puerto Vallarta Evacuation

“I’ve lived here for years, and I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Maria Rodriguez, owner of a popular beachside restaurant. “I’m just trying to stay safe and protect my business.”

The city’s emergency operators are working tirelessly to respond to calls and provide critical information to residents and visitors. They have also set up emergency shelters for those in need of a safe place to stay.

As the storm approaches, Puerto Vallarta’s residents are coming together to support each other and prepare for the worst. Local volunteers are delivering food and supplies to those affected, and local businesses are offering discounts and promotions to help affected residents and visitors.

Community leaders are also working to coordinate relief efforts, promising to do everything possible to support the city’s residents and visitors during this challenging time. As the storm bears down on Puerto Vallarta, one thing is clear – the city will pull together to face the challenge head-on.

As Puerto Vallarta Mayor, Pablo Hurtado, pointed out, “We are a resilient city, and we will get through this together. We will rebuild and come back stronger than ever.”

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