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Damage tour tallies more than 2,000 trees down in Cancun, Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — For the second consecutive day, Governor Carlos Joaquín toured the municipalities affected by Hurricane Delta earlier this week. He has spent time reviewing damage to the northern municipalities from Holbox and Isla Mujeres to Tulum, where the storm left an impact of varying degrees.

Carlos Joaquín stressed that two days after the passage of Delta, services are already beginning to be restored, mainly electricity, adding that in Playa del Carmen, service is nearly 100 percent restored, while in Cancun, it’s between 70 and 75 percent.

Airports have reopened and public transportation is again, running on city streets where debris and large felled trees have been removed.

“The economic recovery is already underway, the hotels are already working. On Friday, the airport had 263 operations, another record for the arrival of flights,” he noted.

In a brief account of the damage, the governor cited deterioration in sports facilities in Cozumel and in public spaces in Cancun and Puerto Morelos. He also noted that more than 1,200 trees fell in Cancun, and that so far, another 682 have been counted in Playa del Carmen.

Hurricane Delta was the second storm to slam the region in the same week. Hurricane Delta arrived two days after the passing of Tropical Storm Gamma, which also left behind varying levels of destruction and felled trees.