This has been a poignant and very sad day here in Alamos.......
While our casa sustained no damage, Hurricane Norbert has left its mark on our town and the homes and lives of its people.
During the night heavy mud and landslides sent huge boulders down from the montanas and into the arroyos, spreading the waters and destroying whatever lay in its path. There are reports that the water broke through several containment dams, adding more volume to an already destructive means. Casas have been washed away, foot and car bridges have been demolished, leaving families stranded. Lives have been lost.
The businesses along the alameda have been severely damaged by mud flow and the historic district remains in the dark this evening. The main road out of town is currently closed, due to damage, and food and other necessities have already become limited.
Throughout the day helicopters have been landing at the soccer field and officials have been seen walking the town, assessing damages.
Alamos is a much loved town, its history reaches far back into the years that we cannot remember, but only read or hear about.
It is said that the governor of the state of Sonora has a very deep commitment to this small colonial town in the mountains. We can only hope that this love for Alamos will bring about a very quick reconstruction.