Hurricane Grace Makes Landfall in Mexico

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Hurricane Grace made landfall along Mexico’s eastern peninsula, Thursday, August 19, bringing 130 kph winds to coastal towns. ————————— READ MORE: The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Grace made landfall in the predawn hours Thursday near the city of Tulum on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. The Florida-based center said the storm came ashore about 15 kilometers south of Tulum with 130 kph winds and a dangerous storm surge of about 1-2 meters above normal tide levels. The heavy rainfall associated with Grace could trigger flash and urban flooding as well as mudslides throughout the region. Ahead of the storm, Quintana Roo State Governor Carlos Joaquín told reporters state and municipal civil protection officials will tour hotels in Tulum to evacuate those facilities unequipped to handle a Category 1 hurricane. A storm in that category has winds ranging from 119 kph to 153 kph on the Saffir-Simpson scale of hurricane intensity. ————————— LINK: https://www.voanews.com/americas/hurricane-grace-makes-landfall-mexicos-yucatan-peninsula
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