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Mexico: Hurricane Nora moves along the Pacific coast

Mexico: Hurricane Nora moves along the Pacific coast

Tornado Nura It was moving along the Mexican Pacific coast on Sunday, after hitting the Mexican state of Jalisco overnight, causing extensive damage, according to the US Hurricane Center (NHC).

At 3 p.m. GMT Sunday, the eye of the hurricane, a Category 1 on the Saffir-Simpson scale (which has 5), was 10 km north of Mazatlan (Sinaloa) and 360 km from the city of Cabo San Lucas (Baja California), he said. NHC.

Nura It is “very close to the coast in western central Mexico,” according to the NHC.

It was accompanied by “heavy rain and torrential rain” that was moving towards the north and northwest at a speed of 17 km / h and winds of 120 km / h, according to the same source.

The cyclone made landfall at 0 GMT near Tomatlan (Jalisco), before continuing towards Nayarit.

Nura It caused nighttime damage in Jalisco, especially in Ciwatlan, and authorities determined on Sunday that “about 500 homes have been affected by the flooding of the El Pedregal Stream, in San Patricio.”

There were no reports of injuries.

Authorities in Jalisco have called on residents to stay at home, and Puerto Vallarta International Airport has been closed since Saturday noon.

Fifteen shelters were set up, and rescuers were deployed to help the residents.

The NHC said the hurricane was expected to continue to move “parallel to the coast of Mexico,” and did not rule it out Nura It can change direction to move inward and dissipate.

A week ago, a hurricane hit Mexico Grace or grace, which made landfall in Veracruz (east) with the strength of a Category 3 hurricane.

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passage Grace or grace 11 people were killed in this state and in the state of Puebla (central). Damage occurred in the center and east of the country due to the rupture of roofs, damaged roads and power outages.

Grace or grace Mexico hit twice, first on the Caribbean coast, without causing any casualties or serious damage, then two days later, in the form of a “big” Category 3 hurricane, it hit Veracruz with winds of 205 km/h, before weakening and moving away Sunday toward the Pacific.