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Mexico mourns as Hurricane Lidia claims one life before rapidly dissipating, leaving devastation in its wake.

Hurricane Lidia Devastates Mexico’s Pacific Coast

Rescue Workers Struggle to Clean Up After Powerful Storm

Mexican rescue workers are facing a daunting task as they work tirelessly to clean up the aftermath of Hurricane Lidia, a powerful storm that wreaked havoc on Mexico’s Pacific coast. The hurricane, which made landfall as a Category 4 storm in the state of Jalisco, caused widespread damage, downed trees and power lines, and triggered severe flooding. Sadly, at least one person lost their life due to the storm.

The impact of Lidia was felt across the region, with rivers bursting their banks and necessitating the suspension of classes in numerous municipalities. The beach resort of Punta Mita was particularly hard hit, with a tragic incident resulting in the death of a man when a tree fell on his car. Two others were injured in Autlan de Navarro and Cihuatlan.

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Fortunately, Lidia dissipated as it moved through the mountainous terrain of western Mexico. By early Wednesday morning, the remnants of the storm were located approximately 145 miles northeast of Guadalajara, the capital of Jalisco. The National Hurricane Center reported that Lidia was moving northeast at a speed of 23 miles per hour.

Authorities in Puerto Vallarta, a popular beach destination, took to social media to document the damage caused by Lidia. Homes were battered, and roads became impassable due to the storm’s wrath. Meanwhile, officials in the state of Nayarit worked diligently to clear fallen trees from a federal highway in the Bahia de Banderas municipality. Temporary accommodations were set up to provide shelter for dozens of affected individuals.

According to the National Hurricane Center, Lidia was expected to bring up to 12 inches of rainfall to certain parts of Mexico, posing a significant risk of flash flooding. The situation remains challenging for rescue workers, who are striving to restore normalcy to the affected areas.

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