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Authorities begin work to address ongoing Holbox street flooding

Holbox, Q.R. — State authorities have begun work to address the ongoing flooding issues on Holbox. For years the island has suffered extensive street flooding with heavy rains.

State officials say roads will be improved without affecting the authenticity of the island. On Sunday, officials from the National Water Commission (Conagua), the State Coordination of Civil Protection (Coeproc) and the Secretariat of Public Works (Seop) carried out a tour of the Island.

Their goal was to address the flooding caused by the recent rains while respecting the authenticity of the island.

A tour was carried out to analyze the current situation on some of the roads on the island such as Tiburón Ballena Street, Paseo Kuka and Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, among others.

State authorities arrived on the island Sunday to address the ongoing flooding issue. Photo: CGC January 21, 2024.

“Thanks to the efforts of Governor Mara Lezama, the Government of Mexico and the Government of Quintana Roo, we will work together to address the situation in Holbox and resolve the requests of the residents of this beautiful paradise,” said State Civil Protection Coordinator Guillermo Núñez.

He pointed out that Conagua has provided the equipment to remove rainwater from the streets and subsequently begin work through the Secretariat of Public Works to improve the conditions of the roads.

Conagua is seen here draining a flooded Holbox street with pumps after recent weekend rains. Photo: CGC January 21, 2024.

He said that they are working to improve the effected roads without impacting or modifying the essence of the island.

The work tour was led by the heads of the Coeproc and Seop, Guillermo Núñez and Irazú Sarabia, respectively.