CNA Staff, Oct 7, 2020 / 07:00 am
When Hurricane Alex roared through the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon in 2010, the wind tore a metal sculpture of Our Lady of Guadalupe from its base in the city of Monterrey, and flung the statue into the Santa Catarina River.
An unsuccessful attempt was made to retrieve the image but it had become buried too far under the riverbed, and local authorities replaced it with a replica.
But then another hurricane came through the state.
In July, Hurricane Hanna tore through the area where Hurricane Alex had been ten years ago. And Hurricane Hanna's winds and flooding reshaped the Santa Catarina's riverbed. When it did, the statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe was partially exposed in the river.