(CNN) – According to the U.S. National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Grace made landfall in CDT just before 1 a.m. south of Mexico’s Duxton.
The wind blew at a speed of 201 km per hour as Grace crossed the coast, making it the strongest Type 3 hurricane on Hurricane Sapphire Simpson. Strong winds will blow in the area in the morning. Heavy rains of more than 30 cm will bring the risk of flash floods and landslides over the weekend.
This morning, # Mercy # Hurricane 3 types of scale # Sapphire SimpsonFormed a landscape 20 km north of Decolatla. # VeracruzWith # Air 205 km / h at maximum # Lines 240 km / h. More details on the map pic.twitter.com/0OJQBbWmem
– CONAGUA Climate (conagua_clima) August 21, 2021
The storm should weaken quickly after moving inland into the mountains of central Mexico.
Mexican government issues emergency notice in Veracruz municipalities before Grace crosses the border
The Civil Defense Commission of Mexico in the state of Veracruz has issued an emergency notice for 22 municipalities in the wake of Hurricane Grace.
Officials said the report was released due to the “immediate impact” of Hurricane Grace and strong winds from August 20 to 21.
Based on this notification requested by the state government, the authorities may have access to the resources to provide food, shelter and medical care to the affected people.
President Andres Manuel Lpez Obrador said Friday that he was in contact with the governor of Veracruz, Kyotlahua Garcia.
Lopez Obrador said staff at the Ministry of Defense, the Navy and the Federal Electricity Board were waiting for 7,829 components of the civil defense.
“I join the call with the people of Veracruz, Puebla, San Luis Potos, Tamulipas and Hidalgo to seek refuge in high places with relatives and established shelters,” Lopez Obrador said.
“Arrangements to protect lives and property in hurricane warning areas should be completed as soon as possible,” the National Hurricane Center said. A hurricane warning is in effect off the coast of Mexico from Puerto Veracruz to Capo Rojo. A tropical storm warning is in effect for the coast of Mexico from northern Cape Rojo to Barra del Torto.
Dangerous storms of 1.2 to 1.8 meters are forecast for the immediate coast within the hurricane warning area north of near the center of the coast tonight.
Grace has already hit Mexico once
When Grace first hit Mexico, it crossed the Yucatan Peninsula on Thursday, weakening into a tropical storm and withstanding speeds of up to 130 km / h.
As the east coast of Yucatan has been under hurricane warning since Tuesday, including Cancun, Gosmel and Punta Herrero, Grace moved west and better organized herself, attacking Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.
Businesses were getting ready to land and at least 125 tourists were evacuated from hostels to shelters, Quintana Roo Governor Carlos Joaqun Gonzalez said Wednesday.
“In Toulom, hotels were evacuated and tourists were taken to different hotel accommodations,” Gonzalez said on Twitter.
Quintana Ru work activities were suspended. Local leaders called for the businesses to close temporarily and asked residents to stay at home or in shelters.
“The smuggling from Cancun to Isla Mujeres has been suspended; all ports are already closed for navigation. Waves of up to 4 meters are expected,” Gonzalez said.
Earlier this week, Grace made landfall in Haiti, killing at least 1,941 people in a magnitude 7.2 earthquake. According to UNICEF, the quake affected about 1.2 million people, including 540,000 children.
CNN’s Michael Guy, Travis Caldwell, Taylor Ward, Mallika Kallingal, Madeline Holcomb and Judson Jones contributed to the report.
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