The Hurricane AgathaThe first season of the Mexican Pacific season was reduced to a tropical storm on Monday, followed by two types of landslides off the southwest coast of the country. The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in a late statement. The storm is blowing at a maximum speed of 110 km / h and moving at a speed of 13 km / h.
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Agatha The landslide occurred west of Puerto Angel, a coastal community of about 2,500 people in the state of Oaxaca.
The NHC predicts that the storm will continue to weaken over the next few hours and make landfall in Mexico by Tuesday afternoon.
Agatha gained strength rapidly due to high sea temperatures and early predictions did not rule out that it would reach Type 3.
On Monday morning the beaches of Oaxacan Beach were seen to be cloudy and rough seas, while residents gathered for water and food and protected homes and businesses. Non-essential classes and activities were suspended in the affected area.
Shelters are already open, people are already coming (…), we’re at a red dot, it’s coming, it’s getting stronger”, Huatulco Civil Defense AFP Roberto Castillo warned.
Government of Oaxaca It operated 203 temporary shelters with a capacity of 26,800 people, and hotels were set up to accommodate tourists.
5,240 national and foreign visitors have been identified in the danger zone in Oaxaca, which is home to resorts such as Porto Escondido and Huatulco, which is popular with European and American tourists who love surfing.
Risk of flooding
The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued.
Authorities have been closing ports to navigate those regions since Sunday as airlines began canceling their flights to Huatulco International Airport off the coast of Oaxaca.
Numerous and strong rivers are located in the storm-affected area, for which the Mexican Meteorological Center has warned of flash floods and landslides.
Each year Mexico is hit by tropical cyclones on its Pacific and Atlantic coasts, usually between May and November.
The 2021 Pacific hurricane season, from May 15 to November 30, was moderately active with 40 events. The Mexico Meteorological Agency reported 15 hurricanes.
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