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The authorities are helping the locals after the storm. SPECIAL

Tornado affects 412 homes in Chiapas

04/07/2015
12:17
Pepe Camas / Corresponsal
San Cristóbal de las Casas
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The mayor of San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Roberto Morales Ortega, pointed out at the expensive damage.

Civil Protection authorities in the state of Chiapas reported that the tornado that struck the city of San Cristóbal de Las Casas left 412 dwellings affected in 11 neighborhoods.

Mayor Roberto Morales Ortega expressed that the preliminary information points out at extensive damages in houses, cisterns and light poles after the tornado, which was accompanied by rains of 1,60 inches and a hailstorm that lasted for 30 minutes.

He added that the head of state civil protection, Victor Manuel García Moreno, and Brigadier Ernesto Aguilera Casado, Commander of the 31st Military Zone, visited the affected areas.

He said that Governor Manuel Velasco Coello instructed the authorities to support the affected population, as well those taken to the temporary shelter known as "La Albarrada," south of the city.

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