Mexico City, October 23rd.- The Federal Police deployed more than 400 elements of the Coordination of Law and Order Restoration divisions of federal forces and gendarmerie to provide support to citizens from the states at risk, with the arrival of Hurricane Patricia.
The National Safety Commission (CNS) explained that this initial deployment was carried out by instructions of the Interior Minister, Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong, to warn of the possible effects that this natural phenomenon could cause.
If necessary, a second deployment will join a similar number of elements in the next hours to invite the citizens to concentrate in safeguarded areas, and in such cases help with the evacuation of buildings and transfer to safe places.
The staff of the Federal Police has doctors, paramedics, rescuers, ambulances, buses, Unimog ATVs and patrols; as well as rescue, diving, fast water and hydraulic teams.
They also have outboard engine boats, various tools, warps, vests, floats, power suppliers and water purification plants, among others.
This team will remain active until the weather conditions improve, and if required, more elements will be directed to the areas affected by category 5 hurricane Patricia.
The CNS advised the citizens from the affected zones to take precautions and made available the phone number 088, where aid for any contingency will be offered, guidance will be provided to users of general means of communication, information on highway closures and alternate routes. (Notimex)