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The recent tropical storm Rosa left behind flooded streets and homes in various parts of Puerto Peñasco, as well as several cars stranded in spontaneous lakes.
The remnants of Hurricane Rosa, which had been downgraded to a Tropical Storm by the time she visited Puerto Peñasco, could be felt throughout town starting principally Monday evening (Oct 1st) and through Tuesday. In her wake, she left thousands of Peñasco families recovering from damage to homes and principal roadways.
In response to the emergency, the local Fire Deparment, along with the ITSPP University and a facility at “El Lapiz” park, became make-shift shelters for families principally coming from the city’s most vulnerable areas. The Municipal DIF (Family and Children’s Services) assisted at the shelters in distributing food, water, and comfort. Donations from across the city helped address the shelters’ additional needs for diapers and children´s clothing.
By Tuesday evening, after the sun broke through and the clouds moved on, all those housed at the Fire Department shelter had returned to their neighborhoods. Assistance continues directly in parts of town most severely impacted, including Col. Las Brisas and Col. San Rafael.