Tropical storm Xavier approaches Mexican coast

Tropical storm Xavier approaches Mexican coast

The tropical storm Xavier approached today to Mexican coast to its happened through waters of the Pacific Ocean against the state of Colima, informed the National Meteorological Service (SMN).

The SMN said in a statement that the center of Xavier was located 175 kilometers south-southwest of Manzanillo, Colima, and moves north at 9 kilometers per hour, with winds of 85 kilometers per hour and gusts of 100 kilometers. hour.

Xavier is the first tropical cyclone to reach the letter X since 1992 in the Pacific.

The SMN, in coordination with the National Hurricane Center of Miami, Florida, United States, established a surveillance zone from Punta San Telmo, Michoacán, to Playa Perula, Jalisco.

The forecast foresees very strong storms in Jalisco, Colima and Michoacán; strong storms in Guerrero and Nayarit, as well as gusts of wind up to 60 kilometers per hour and waves of 3 to 4 meters on the coasts of the states of Michoacán, Colima and Jalisco.

The SMN warned of possible mudslides, landslides, river overflows and road cuts because recent rains have softened the soil in some regions.

In addition, he urged the population to take extreme precautions and to remain attentive to calls for Civil Protection, state and municipal authorities.


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