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A few moments ago ....

The East Cape of Baja California Sur eight hours ago ...

This is the current Sat-Radar composite weather image for the Baja peninsula as of a few moments ago...

/OCTUBRE 3, 2015

Arroyos en La Paz se llevaron vehículos de personas que intentaron cruzar


La Paz, Baja California Sur (BCS). Debido a la crecida de arroyos al sur de La Paz, y a que algunas personas intentaron cruzar con sus vehículos, se reportan los primeros autos atorados en los arroyos, lo que además de ser un riesgo para quienes los abordan, entorpecen más el tráfico en la zona.

Al arroyo de la Universidad ya han llegado los bomberos a auxiliar a las personas cuyo vehículo se llevó el arroyo; en El Vaquero se ha cortado la circulación por unos autos que han quedado inundados en la zona.

Las lluvias iniciaron alrededor de las 15:00 horas, lloviendo de forma ininterrumpida alrededor de 45 minutos, y aunque en algunos puntos de la ciudad continúan con menos intensidad.

Fotos: Alejandro Patrón y Ricardo del Río Manríquez.

This was La Paz before the storms hit....

And the streets of La Paz two hours ago, when the rains arrived ...

View video of flooding in La Paz:

Crazy Flooding in La Paz:



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