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Hurricane Rick weakens but still poses a flood threat to Mexico

Mexico City — A compact hurricane lick landed along Mexico’s South Pacific coast early Monday, with 105 mph of wind and heavy rain in warning of possible flash floods in the coastal mountains. ..

According to the National Hurricane Center, Rick landed as a Category 2 storm about 15 miles east of Lazaro Cardenas Harbor around 5 am. Later on Monday, Rick weakened to a tropical depression and moved north 140 miles north of Lazaro Cardenas at 14 mph. ..

Forecasters said heavy rains meant that flood threats would continue. Maximum sustained winds of storms have been reduced to 35 mph. The center warned that Rick could cause flash floods and landslides in the mountainous areas of the coast.

Mexico’s National Water Commission said, “When passing overland, in Guerrero, Michoacan, Colima and Jalisco, heavy rainfall and the possibility of landslides and floods, as well as rising water levels in streams and rivers. Would be. ” statement.

Hurricane Rick Lands on Mexico's Pacific Coast
Flooded streets and tree branches in Cocoyotr near Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico, October 25, 2021.

Javier Werdin / Reuters


Authorities in Lasaro Cardenas have opened six emergency shelters for those who want to leave the lowlands. Jiwataneho has opened a shelter in the Municipal Public Hall.

Guerrero, where Zihuatanejo and Acapulco are located, said rain and wind had knocked down some trees and damaged roads before the storm landed.

Hurricane Rick weakens but still poses a flood threat to Mexico

Source link Hurricane Rick weakens but still poses a flood threat to Mexico

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