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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.

More details to follow…

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The Second Coming of MANUEL

Posted by feww on September 19, 2013

MANUEL Strengthens into a Cat 1 Hurricane

Tropical Storm MANUEL, which has battered southwestern Mexico, has now intensified into a category one hurricane approaching northwestern Mexico and threatening more destruction.

MANUEL and INGRID, the first twin storms to hit Mexico within one day since 1958, have killed at least 80 people across Mexico.

About 60 people are now reported missing after a landslide buried a village in the southwestern Mexico.

“Very powerful” landslide

The Mexican President Nieto said at least 58 people were missing after a massive landslide buried the village of La Pintada in the southwestern Guerrero state.

“It doesn’t look good, based on the photos we have in our possession … [it was a] very powerful landslide.]

MANUEL is expected to dump up to 15 inches of rain in the state of Sinaloa, which could cause deadly flash-floods, according to forecasters.

Meantime… looters ransacked the flooded Mexican beach resort of Acapulco on Wednesday … read more


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MANUEL and INGRID Kill Dozens in Mexico

Posted by feww on September 16, 2013

Thousands evacuated in Mexico as heavy rains trigger deadly flooding, mudslides

Heavy flooding reported in the State of Oaxaca in SW Mexico as Storm MANUEL and Hurricane INGRID pounded the region, killing at least two dozen people and prompting authorities to issue multiple warnings and urging residents to prepare for flash floods and mudslides.

Torrential rains have destroyed highways and bridges in Veracruz state, as INGRID moved closer to making landfall, and MANUEL was Less than 80 miles off shore.

INGRID was located about 80 miles northeast of Tampico, Mexico, as of posting, with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h, said the National Hurricane Center.

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INGRID Forces Thousands to Seek Emergency Shelter

Posted by feww on September 15, 2013

Hurricane INGRID strengthens pounding Mexico’s Gulf coast

Thousands of people in Veracruz state on Mexico’s Gulf coast have sought emergency shelters as Hurricane INGRID strengthened Saturday night pounding central and eastern Mexico with heavy rain.

INGRID, the 2nd hurricane and the 9th storm of the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season was moving north at about 10km/h late on Saturday, said the NHC.

INGRID is expected to make landfall north of Tampico, Mexico on Monday.

INGRID and MANUEL – Longwave Infrared Image – Dvorak Enhancement-20130915/ 034500UTC. Source: CIMSS

Meantime, Tropical Storm MANUEL on Mexico’s Pacific coast was also strengthening on Saturday, battering coastal towns, including Acapulco, with torrential rain.

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