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Hurricane RAYMOND Shuts Down Mexico’s SW Coast

Posted by feww on October 22, 2013

Hurricane RAYMOND becomes quasi-stationary near Mexico’s  Pacific coast forcing hundreds of evacuations

RAYMOND, a CAT4A hurricane, has become quasi-stationary with sustained winds of about 210 km/hr gusting up to 260km/hr located about 150km offshore SW Pacific coast of Mexico. The hurricane is expected to move closer to the coast before making a u-turn and heading out to ocean.

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Hurricane RAYMOND. VISIBLE/INFRARED satellite image (FIRE-EARTH Enhancement) recorded at 00:30UTC on October 22, 2013. Original image sourced from: CIMSS/SSEC/WISC.

The hurricane continues to dump steady rain on the storm-battered resort of Acapulco, the scene of death and much devastation caused by the twin storms MANUEL and INGRID in September.

Hurricane alerts are have been issued for Guerrero and Michoacan states, prompting authorities to evacuate about 900 people.

Thousands of people are still living in shelters in Acapulco following the mid-September historic flooding that killed more than 150 people and caused widespread devastation estimated at about $6 billion.

“If [Hurricane RAYMOND] carries on moving at this speed and the cold front keeps holding it, we’ll have permanent rain for the next 72 hours,” said head of Mexico’s national emergency services.

“The flooding, mudslides and displacement of thousands of people caused by the recent storms have heightened the risk of waterborne illness in Mexico. The country has recorded its first local transmission of cholera in just over a decade,” said a report.

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