The strong winds that were recorded this Sunday in the Valley of Mexico, and that reached 55 kilometers per hour and gusts of 74 kilometers in some areas, caused the fall of more than 50 trees in Mexico City, according to the capital’s government.
According to the Secretariat of Comprehensive Risk Management and Civil Protection, (SGIRPC) There were 56 fallen trees, seven branches, one billboard, two billboards and one boarded up.
A couple was about to be crushed by a tree, As can be seen in a video broadcast on social networks.
The Twitter user @Davidelvaca spread images captured by a security camera, in the Juarez neighborhood of the capital, specifically on Lisbon street, on the corner of Roma street.
In the video, which already exceeds 80,000 views, a couple is seen walking down the sidewalk and crossing the street in the middle of the block, taking advantage of the space between two vehicles. On the other side of the street, the wind pushes some trees and knocks down the fence, which causes the couple to run away and save themselves from being crushed by the tree.
The secretary of the Government of Mexico City, Martí Batres Guadarrama, published in his account Twitter, images of the damage caused by the strong winds.
The replica of the Sistine Chapel located in the main square of Mexico City suffered damage to its structure, so the visitors had to be evacuated, with no injuries reported.
I share some graphs of the effects of the strong winds presented today in Mexico City. pic.twitter.com/N5t1h8THs6
– Martí Batres (@martibatres) May 22, 2022
The SGIRPC recommended, in case of strong winds, not to climb to high places exposed to the wind; store or remove objects from the outside that can fall; stay away from places where there is a visible risk of falling and drive carefully.
In case of strong winds in Mexico City, remember:
▶️ Do not climb to high places and exposed to the wind
▶️Save or remove objects from the outside that may fall
▶️ Stay away from places at visible risk of falling
▶️Drive with caution#PreventionIsOurStrength pic.twitter.com/6P9IIeegfP
— Secretary of Comprehensive Risk Management and PC (@SGIRPC_CDMX) May 22, 2022