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Monday, May 25, 2015

Tornado kills 16 in Ciudad Acuna, Coahuila

Story and pictures courtesy of El Zocalo Acuna E-edition

At approximately 6:03 a.m. this morning a category 4 tornado hit Ciudad Acuna, Coahuila, Mexico border town with Del Rio, Texas. This devastating tornado at last count killed 16 persons and caused damage to at least 300 homes.
http://www.zocalo.com.mx/seccion/articulo/10-muertos-y-300-viviendas-danadas-en-tornado-en-acuna-1432567990


A tornado had not been in the forecast and the city emergency alarms were never activated.


Here is a link to more photos but be forewarned that some are graphic.  http://www.zocalo.com.mx/seccion/articulo/devastacion-del-tornado-en-imagenes-1432562361


11 comments:

  1. Glad your ok, we have some skipping arounf up here today too.

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    1. Would love to be able to watch the news to see what is going on weather wise in the state but satellite dish went out on Saturday and they never came to fix it today like they were supposed to. You take care as well.

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  2. Is that where your dentist is located? If so, you may need to postpone any appointments. . .

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    1. The tornado took place in the working class neighborhood section close to the maquiladoras which is in the outskirts of the city and not close to Ciudad Acuna proper.

      The section where doctors, dentists, pharmacies, stores and restaurants that cater to tourists as you enter Ciudad Acuna was not affected at all.

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  3. Did you get high winds where you are? I hope you and your Mother are ok.

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    1. At around 6:00 a.m. we experienced a severe thunderstorm with lighting, hail and high winds but fortunately no tornado or other damage.

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  4. Are tornados unheard of in your part of the world?

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    1. Hi vwrobb,

      While Del Rio has had tornadoes in the past, it is not a common event in Mexico. They do occur but not very often. Per the Zocalo newspaper the last recorded tornado in Ciudad Acuna took place 110 ago.

      Thank you for commenting.

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    2. Sorry, meant to say 110 years ago.

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