(Mazatlán, Mexico) Tropical storm Pamela The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) has warned that it will turn into a major hurricane when it hits the Pacific coast of Mexico on Wednesday and cause rising water and dangerous winds.
Pamela, Which was transformed from a hurricane on Tuesday night into a tropical storm, the NHC in its latest advice advises residents to “watch” its progress, saying “it will be a major hurricane when it comes to the mainland of Mexico” and to make sure we have plans to deal with it.
9am GMT (Montreal time 5am), Pamela According to the NHC, the Mexican port of Macedon traveled at a speed of 22.5 km / h with winds lasting 120 km / h, about 130 km southwest of the state of Sinaloa.
The Miami-based NHC is warning of a “significant” threat of flash floods and landslides as Pamela travels through several Mexican states (Sinaloa, Durango and Nairobi). The center also warns of the danger of “significant and devastating” waves causing coastal flooding.
The NHC had previously announced it Pamela Baja had to cross the southern tip of California overnight before accelerating its course towards Mazatlan.
Local officials say flights have been canceled due to heavy rains already in place and preventive measures have been put in place for Mazatlan tourists and residents.
Sinaloa State, where Pamela The ground is expected to land, placed with extreme caution as a preventive measure. Eloy Ruiz, local emergency preparedness coordinator, said 16 U.S. tourists who had been canceled were transferred to the shelter. Calls have been launched to go to camps for people in at least 80 neighborhoods at risk.
Storms and hurricanes
The hurricane is expected to weaken into a tropical storm as it continues in the Northeast. It will hit Texas and Oklahoma later Wednesday and Thursday with the threat of “significant impacts” and flash and urban flooding.
Due to its location, Mexico is prone to frequent tropical storms and hurricanes along its Pacific and Atlantic coasts.
In late August, a Spanish teenager dies in a hotel collapse at a beach resort and a woman goes missing after a hurricane hits the state of Jalisco. Nora. A week ago, the hurricane Mercy Type 3 landed in Veracruz and at least 11 people died in that state and in Puebla.
In September, the hurricane Olaf Heavy rains and minor damage caused landslides in Las Cabos, Baja California Sur.
The impact of global warming on the triggering of tropical storms has not been established, but the increase in the temperature of the oceans provides them with “fuel” that increases their intensity.