After hail damage, Templo Mayor will remain closed until further notice

Personnel from the Ministry of Culture monitor the damage to the roof protecting the “Casa de las Aguilas”, part of the ruins of the Templo Mayor archaeological site, which collapsed after torrential rain and hail in Mexico City, Mexico, April 28, 2021. Reuters / Gustavo Graf

Through your Twitter account, Museo del Templo Mayor mentioned that after a thorough review of the archaeological centerAnd the The decision was made that it would remain closed to the public Until further notice as reconstruction and improvement works will be carried out.

“Due to the damage caused by the hailstorm on Wednesday 28 April on the roof of La Casa de las guilas, and as a precaution, the Archaeological Zone in Templo Mayor will remain closed until further notice. We appreciate your interest and understanding,” Transferred to public opinion.

In the second tweet they wrote: “We will keep you updated with the news in this regard. Thanks.” The only thing that is known at the moment is that while the museum remains closed, work will be done on the four roofs of the temple.

As a precaution, Templo Mayor will be closed to the public (Image: Screenshot from TwitterMusTemploMayor).
As a precaution, Templo Mayor will be closed to the public (Image: Screenshot from TwitterMusTemploMayor).

Last night It was reported that the damage to the archaeological area was minorAfter the collapse of the metal roof that used to protect the area known as the House of Eagles. He declared that the temple had fallen, defeated by the weight of the water and the hail.

“Effects on pre-Hispanic structures are minor, recoverable and restorative”, The Ministry of Culture said in a statement today, after a preliminary assessment of the damage. However, most in-depth reports and expert opinion stated that the damage was greater.

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On top of that too Police officer Juan Romero, who was injured after the iron fence fell, is reported to be stable and out of danger. He is being treated in a hospital in Mexico City.

The four roofs of Templo's mayor will be restored (Photo: Reuters / Carlos Jasso).
The four roofs of Templo’s mayor will be restored (Photo: Reuters / Carlos Jasso).

This morning, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador promised Repairing damage to Templo Mayor in Mexico City after the previous night’s hail storm.

“Of course we will repair the roof. Of course we will put another roof and with archaeologists and specialists. If there are damages, there must be reconstruction, and the archaeological work necessary to repair any damage.” President announced.

He also mentioned that the Ministry of Culture and the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) Since last night they are working to see if there is damage.

finally, He explained that no damage was caused to the National Palace, “there was only a lot of cold and there were complaints that it was very hot.”

Employees of the Ministry of Culture monitor the damage to the protective roof "Eagles House"Part of the ruins of the Templo Mayor archaeological site, which collapsed after torrential rain and hail in Mexico City (Photo: Reuters / Gustavo Graf).
Personnel from the Ministry of Culture monitor the damage to the roof protecting the Casa de las Aguilas, part of the ruins of the Templo Mayor archaeological site, which collapsed after torrential rain and hail in Mexico City (Photo: REUTERS / Gustavo Graf).

Capital I was surprised Wednesday evening before The fall of rain and hailWhich left in his wake Ponds, floods, fallen branches, trees, and even collapsed roofs in various municipalities.

Through various social networks, the residents of the capital shared Photos and videos From the moment of Tilluk (Mexican god of rain and lightning) He showed all his power, especially with what happened in Templo Mayor, the ceremonial center of ancient Tenochtitlan.

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The General Secretariat for Comprehensive Risk Management and Civil Protection of the Government of Mexico City Activated yesterday, April 28, yellow high temperature alert; However, the weather changed dramatically and there were widespread rains, hail and thunder.

The Templo Mayor is protected to prevent further accidents (Photo: REUTERS / Gustavo Graf).
The Templo Mayor is protected to prevent further accidents (Photo: REUTERS / Gustavo Graf).

The National Weather Service (SMN) expectations on Thursday afternoon Is raining That can be accompanied by Electric shock and hail.

However, it was reported that It will still be warm most of the day in the nation’s capital, Since the temperature does not fall below 13 ° C and 31 ° C max.

The storm recorded yesterday and the expected rain this afternoon They are due to the presence of a low pressure channel in the center of the country. This favors the drought and water shortage that most of Mexico has been experiencing.

According to SMN these terms “It will generate rain and periods of showers in Mexico City and sometimes heavy rains in the state of Mexico, which will be accompanied by electric shocks, strong winds and the possibility of hail.”

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