March 17, 2015Green is the color of the day for those who are of Irish decent and those who enjoy partying with the revelers on St. Patty's Day. Around our house, the kids received green milk in their cereal and had to wear something green all day long. Otherwise, they suffered the consequences.
Well, today there is a lot of green in Nuevo Vallarta. However, the revelers are under Palapas, staying dry as the rains pour down. Weather is pretty wet in the states of Jalisco and Nayarit just now. Here are comments from a Luxxe member who is on site as we speak:
There is a state of emergency in both Jalisco & Nayatit along the Ameca. The villages are being evacuated. Down on the beach they have people stopping you along the river. One of the bridges to the airport is closed. Roads are washed out toward Guadalajara The river is full of trees etc. When we asked if this is how it is in rainy season they say absolutely not.
We are sitting under a palapa on the beach, very nice , no sun today. More rain in the mountains - not good. The river is crazy.
Boots 2 On The Ground sent us images of the Ameca River from the pool on the top floor of the Residence Tower today:
Major flooding new golf course gone, sand bar gone , hundreds of trees on the beach, cows floating down river and dam about to break...old bridge closed.
Update - March 18 - 5:06 AM
Latest news....some water of the dam was released so the dam should be ok. I did not see the cows though heard about them. The new golf course ruined. Saw members of the sales staff with others at the pool on the 10th floor pool of the Residence Tower which is called the Garden Floor. The pictures were taken from there. Best view of the damage. Tried to take picture of the trees on the old sand bars, but they did not turn out. Heard from the staff here that many of their families were evacuated though everyone was ok . We did not have Internet from the time I tried sending you the pictures (4pm )until now.
Other news the only elevator working since Monday in the Residence Tower is the service one. We are on the first floor which is a good thing since Steve is in an air cast due to a skiing accident.
We really are having a wonderful time though.
Will write more later.
Indeed, the weather is damp, and it looks as though more rain is coming. Our thoughts go out to those whose homes in the mountains and along the Ameca River have been either damaged or flooded or both. The losses are potentially catastrophic. It is clear Mother Nature had other ideas for this traditional day full of celebration.