Olaf weakens after hitting Mexico’s Los Cabos as Cat 2 storm

09/10/2021

Source: AP News

Hurricane Olaf slipped back to tropical storm force on Friday after slamming into the Los Cabos resorts at the tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula and then drenching the region with torrential rains.

The storm came ashore near San Jose del Cabo late Thursday as a Category 2 hurricane with winds of 100 mph (155 kph), according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center.

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Tropical Storm Nora hugs Mexico’s coast; 1 dead, 7 missing

08/30/2021

Source: AP

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Nora caused floods and landslides along Mexico’s Pacific coast Sunday, while making landfall and passing just inland of the Mazatlan resort area before veering into the Gulf of California and weakening into a tropical storm.

Communities in the coastal states of Michoacán, Colima and Jalisco experienced heavy rain and rough surf as the storm moved northward hugging the shoreline. Though it rapidly lost strength and barely remaining a tropical storm by late Sunday, forecasters warned that its heavy rains still remained a danger for coastal areas.

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Hurricane Grace a bane to some Veracruz farmers, a boon to others

08/24/2021

Source: Mexico News Daily

Hurricane Grace was both friend and foe to farmers in Veracruz, which bore the brunt of the storm’s wrath when it carved a destructive westward path across Mexico on Saturday.

In the municipality of Papantla, community landowners in La Concha lost many hectares of orange, banana and corn crops to Grace, which slammed into the Veracruz coast as a Category 3 hurricane.

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Hurricane Enrique to weaken on Monday, Mexico at risk of flash floods

06/27/2021

Source: Reuters

MEXICO CITY, June 27 (Reuters) – The hurricane Enrique barrelling northwards off Mexico’s Pacific coast may strengthen slightly overnight before weakening on Monday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Sunday, though part of Mexico remain at risk of flash floods.

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Mexico government admits it flooded plain which left tens of thousands homeless

11/16/2020

Source: The Independent

The Mexican government has admitted it took the decision to release unusually large amounts of water from a dam in the south of the country, which has left thousands of people homeless.

Water was discharged from the Peñitas dam following flooding caused by Hurricane Eta, but it has been claimed that the decision left tens of thousands more people homeless than the actual storm. Some 15,000 homes were initially affected by the flooding caused by Eta, but local authorities believe as many as 72,000 people have now been left homeless.

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Hurricane Zeta is ashore in resort zone of Mexico’s Yucatan

10/27/2020

Associated Press

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Zeta, the 27th named storm in a very busy Atlantic season, made landfall on the Caribbean coast of the eastern Yucatan Peninsula late Monday while whipping the resorts around Tulum with rain and wind.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Zeta came ashore just north of Tulum with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph (130 kph).

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Mexico is one of the places Americans could go on vacation. Now some are scrambling to escape a hurricane

10/06/2020

Source: CNN

(CNN) — Instead of celebrating her milestone birthday with friends in a posh Airbnb in Cancun, Mexico, one American woman is hunkering down in a hurricane shelter.
Kristyn Owens traveled from Los Angeles to Cancun to celebrate her 30th birthday in what was supposed to be a Covid-safe way in a country that allowed Americans, she told CNN.

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Hurricane Delta makes landfall in Mexico, forecast to hit US Gulf Coast on Friday

10/07/2020

Source: USA Today

Hurricane Delta hit Mexico on Wednesday morning as an extremely dangerous Category 2 storm, coming ashore near Puerto Morelos along the northeastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula.

The center of Delta made landfall around 6:30 a.m. EDT, with top winds of 110 mph, a strong Category 2 hurricane, the National Hurricane Center said.

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Willa dissipates, but evacuations continue, towns cut off

10/24/2018 – The Washington Post

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A family stands near their damaged home and debris in the aftermath of Hurricane Willa, in Escuinapa, Mexico, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. Emergency workers on Wednesday were struggling to reach beach towns left incommunicado by a blow from Willa. (Marco Ugarte/Associated Press)

Marco Ugarte

MAZATLAN, Mexico — Emergency workers on Wednesday were struggling to reach beach towns left incommunicado by a blow from Hurricane Willa, and rains from the storm continued to force evacuations due to fear of flooding even as it dissipated over northern Mexico.

There were no immediate reports of deaths, but the storm’s 120 mph (195 kph) winds knocked out power, toppled wood-shack homes and ripped metal roofing off other houses in the Sinaloa state municipality of Escuinapa, and local news media published images of a damaged hospital.

The town mayor, Hugo Moreno, said rescue workers were still trying to communicate with several seaside communities.

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Fierce Hurricane Willa closes in on Mexican resort area

10/23/2018 – The Washington Post

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View of the beach before the arrival of Hurricane Willa in Mazatlan, Mexico, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. “Extremely dangerous” Hurricane Willa headed toward a Tuesday afternoon collision with a stretch of Mexico’s Pacific coast, its strong winds and high waves threatening high-rise resorts, surfing beaches and fishing villages. (Marco Ugarte/Associated Press)

By Marco Ugarte

MAZATLAN, Mexico — Hurricane Willa roared into a cluster of Mexican islands holding a prison colony and headed for a Tuesday afternoon collision with a stretch of the country’s Pacific coast, its 120 mph (195 kph) winds and high waves threatening high-rise resorts, surfing beaches and fishing villages.

Willa briefly reached Category 5 strength on Monday, then weakened to a Category 3. But the U.S. National Hurricane Center warned that it was still likely to bring life-threatening storm surge, wind and rain to parts of western Mexico.

The storm battered the Islas Marias, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) off the mainland, on Tuesday morning. It was expected to blow ashore in the evening south of Mazatlan, a tourist resort of about 500,000 people with many U.S. and Canadian expatriates.

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