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Tropical Storm Hilary Leaves Path of Destruction in Mexic
Tropical Storm Hilary recently made landfall in Mexico, bringing with it high winds and heavy rainfall. The storm has caused flooding and power outages in some areas of the country.
The storm first formed in the Pacific Ocean and gradually moved westward, eventually reaching the eastern coast of Mexico. As it came ashore, the center of Hilary was located east of the popular resort city of Cancun, and was packing winds of up to 65 miles per hour.
Many residents and tourists in the region braced for the impact of the storm, evacuating to shelters and securing their property. The government of Mexico also launched a coordinated response to the storm, setting up shelters and providing sandbags to protect against flooding.
The storm has been described as a “life threatening” situation because of the risk of flooding and mudslides, as well as the potential for high winds and surge flooding. In addition, high waves are expected to be an issue in some areas, potentially washing away roads and damaging buildings.
So far, no major damage or casualties have been reported as a result of the storm. However, power outages are reportedly widespread across the region, with some areas of the state of Quintana Roo, which includes Cancun, remaining without power for several days.
The storm is expected to continue moving westward, eventually turning into a hurricane. It is still too early to tell the full extent of the storm’s impact, but it is clear that Tropical Storm Hilary has already caused considerable disruption in Mexico.Tropical Storm Hilary has made landfall in Mexico, bringing heavy rain and strong winds across much of the country. The storm, which had been churning in the Pacific Ocean for days, hit the east coast of Mexico late Sunday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.
Winds gusted up to 40 mph as Hilary moved over the Mexican state of Tamaulipas and then moved west-northwest. Heavy rainfall of 5 to 10 inches is expected in parts of northeastern Mexico, with the potential for flash flooding and mudslides.
In preparation for the storm, the Mexican government had issued a hurricane warning in the coastal states of Veracruz, Tamaulipas, and San Luis Potosi, as well as the states of Hidalgo, Puebla and Michoacan. The Mexican government also urged citizens in the impacted regions to take necessary precautions, including avoiding flood-prone areas and coastal areas.
It is not yet clear how much damage the storm will cause, but it is expected to cause extensive flooding and mudslides in the affected areas. The Mexican government has already deployed search and rescue teams to the areas likely to be impacted by the storm, as well as additional troops to help with evacuations and relief efforts.
The storm is expected to move inland and weaken as it moves across the country. However, residents in Mexico are warned to remain cautious as the storm could still cause flood and mudslide damage.Tropical Storm Hilary made landfall in Mexico on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, bringing strong winds and heavy rainfall. The storm began as a tropical depression in the Eastern Pacific Ocean off the coast of Central America on July 7, before quickly forming into a tropical storm. The storm tracked steadily westward, intensifying as it moved closer to the Mexican coastline.
Hilary made landfall in the state of Veracruz, Mexico, around 1 PM local time on Tuesday. The storm brought sustained winds of up to 45 miles per hour and heavy rain with some areas experiencing up to 10 inches of rain in a 24-hour period. The storm caused some flooding in parts of Veracruz and nearby coastal areas. There were also reports of downed trees, power lines, and some property damage.
Fortunately, there were no reported deaths or major injuries as a result of the storm. However, the Mexican government issued a warning to coastal residents to remain vigilant, as the storm continued to move inland and bring additional rain and wind damage.
The National Hurricane Center in the United States expects Hilary to move farther inland as it continues to weaken. The storm is expected to move through Central Mexico, bringing additional rainfall and possibly minor flooding, before dissipating on Friday.
Overall, Tropical Storm Hilary was a relatively minor storm that was able to cause some localized damage and flooding in parts of Mexico. Despite the storm’s relatively minor impact, it is still important for coastal residents to remain cautious and pay attention to the storm’s movement in order to remain safe.