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Cancun beaches rehabilitated after October storms

Cancun, Q.R. — Personnel from the Federal Maritime Terrestrial Zone Directorate of Cancun (Zofemat) have been working to rehabilitate all of Cancun’s beaches that ended up with escarpments due to the seasonally bad weather.

The large banks of sand were formed during the month of October when the region was hit with one tropical storm and two hurricanes. In November already, a frontal system arrived that, for four days, saw winds strong enough to create high swells and cause ferry crossings to close.

Head of the agency, Wagner Elbiorn Vega, indicated that during this season, the tide tends to rise normally, but the storms caused an increase in the tide which is why such unevenness was formed along Cancun beaches.

He explained that “steps” varied in height from 30 centimeters to 1.80 meters along Playa Delfines, so city personnel leveled them.

“Obviously this type of inconsistency on the beaches can become a certain danger because since the sand is very pale, the sun can cause a reflection and prevent people from seeing the slopes or escarpments,” he said.

He said city personnel have been working on different beaches. Those of Playa Chacmol and Ballenas and very advanced with others like Playa Delfines already being ready.