• He thanked the population for heeding recommendations of the Civil Protection authorities. This contributed to the fact that damage has been minor, he declared.
• In coordination with state authorities, a census of the houses affected and the damage to public infrastructure will be undertaken to begin the reconstruction and remodeling of the damaged areas shortly.
• The president toured the areas affected by Hurricane Patricia.
President Enrique Peña Nieto declared that the early warning system in place in the states of Jalisco, Colima and Nayarit due to the passage of Hurricane Patricia has been lifted.
After a tour of the communities of Armería and El Paraíso, Colima to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Patricia, the president thanked the population for heeding the recommendations of the Civil Protection authorities. This contributed to, “The fact that damage has been minor,” he declared.
He explained that the primary goal of the prevention and early warnings was, “To safeguard human lives and preserve families, and I think that objective has been achieved.” The right preventive measures were taken,” he declared.
The president said that, in coordination with state authorities, a census of the houses affected and the damage to public infrastructure will be conducted to begin the reconstruction and remodeling of the damaged areas shortly.
These tasks will be carried out by the Ministries of Social Development and Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development.
He thanked the Armed Forces and the Federal Police, “Who formed a common front to warn the population.” He also thanked the media, “Who actively participated to ensure that information reached the population in a timely fashion in the few hours before this Category 5 hurricane was formed,” as well as the general population, who also sent warnings through social networks.
Likewise, he thanked the governments, organizations and individuals who collected items to help the population in the areas affected by the hurricane. He declared that, “There is no longer any need to continue with this work. He said that the items collected must be delivered to the population that was affected, and that the Ministry of Social Development will continue to provide support as required.
The president also thanked the media and political actors in the international sphere who offered their support and solidarity.
He reported that in the states of Colima, Jalisco and Nayarit, over 25 elements of the Ministries of National Defense and the Navy, as well as the Federal Police, were deployed.
He announced that in those three states and Michoacán, over 235,000 users were affected by the electricity outage. "At this time, service has already been restored to 50 percent of the users affected, and in the next two days, at the latest, the service will be fully restored to users whose electricity supply failed.”
He also reported that Hurricane Patricia damaged more than 3,500 hectares of crops and between 3,000 and 3,500 houses partially or totally.
President Peña Nieto said that the federal highways, ports and airports in the states of Colima, Jalisco and Nayarit are operating normally.
He said that, “The government implemented the prevention and warning actions properly.” “I think,” he said, "That each of these episodes we have had has enabled us to consolidate our Civil Protection System.”