Maroma Adventures Stays Fully Operational After Palapa Collapses

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Maroma Adventures announced it will remain fully operational despite damage to one of its reception palapas. The large open-air structure was in the middle of a remodeling when its roof caved in Tuesday due to heavy rain.

Video posted to social media appears to show a group placing an individual on an ambulance. It is unclear how many people were injured by the collapse, if any. A press release from Maroma Adventures said staff “responded immediately and followed all safety and security protocols to keep [its] visitors safe,” but did not mention any injuries.

Cold Front 36 brought nine hours of heavy rain to the Cancun and Playa del Carmen area, resulting in severe flooding, fallen trees and property damage. Miguel Salas of the Public and Urban Services of Cozumel told Riviera Maya News that over 120 wells had been cleared along the main avenues in hopes of counteracting flooding. Still, many areas end up under water, with the news site reporting flooding in Yaxchilán, Andrés Quintana Roo, Puerto Juarez, Lakin, Miguel Hidalgo and La Luna.

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The weather forecast calls for sun and clouds for the rest of the week, with temperatures peaking in the mid-80s. Next Friday brings the next significant chance of rain for Playa del Carmen, with The Weather Channel predicting scattered thunderstorms.

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