Mexico: expect "superhuracán of catastrophic dimensions"

Mexico: expect "superhuracán of catastrophic dimensions" -

The Mexican government declared "extraordinary emergency" for several municipalities by the threat posed by the arrival of Hurricane Patricia already reached Category 5, the maximum on the Saffir-Simpson scale as it advances with sustained winds of 260 kilometers per hour and gusts of 315 over the Pacific Ocean off Mexico .

the National Weather service Mexico reported that at 21:45 (23.45, hour in Argentina) through network Twitter that "superhuracán" Patricia, whom he described as "catastrophic dimensions" progressing direction north-northwest at 17 mph and is located 320 kilometers south-southwest of Manzanillo, Colima state.

according to forecasts, Patricia is located today at 07.00 (09.00) 235 kilometers southwest of Manzanillo, Colima, with sustained winds of 270 kilometers per hour and gusts of 325.


the hurricane will cause in coastal waves over 12 meters high and torrential rains today morning in Colima Michoacan, Jalisco and Nayarit.

is also expected to be very heavy rainfall in Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas, Durango, Aguascalientes and San Luis Potosi.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of the Interior (Interior) declared yesterday afternoon the "extraordinary emergency" for 10 municipalities of Colima, 12 Nayarit and 34 of Jalisco, in western Mexico, "by the imminence and high probability of impact of hurricane Patricia" as firms Notimex and EFE , and daily La Jornada .

Faced with the threat of the storm, the Interior Minister, Miguel Angel Osorio, gave instructions to install a permanent basis, the National Emergency Committee, which includes representatives from each of the agencies and states that make up the National System of Civil Protection.

the Mexican government " has activated all its protocols preparedness and response, to react with an opportunity to the damages that could cause hurricane and rains resulting from this phenomenon, "said the Interior

Source:. Telam

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