Published: Tue, June 06, 2017
Medical | By Garry George

Tropical depression forms in Pacific near southern Mexico

Tropical depression forms in Pacific near southern Mexico

Preparation includes developing a family evacuation plan and well-stocked emergency kit, attending community preparedness events and keeping abreast of the latest weather information by signing up for alerts and following local media. As of 06:00 UTC Beatriz has weakened and is moving slowly inland at a speed of 6 miles per hour (9 km/hr). Most heavy rains above 250 milimeters took place in Oaxaca, Veracruz, Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche and Puebla. Houses are reported to be buried, but the number of houses affected is now unknown.

"His family reports he went missing during the storm", he said.

Oaxaca state Civil Protection authorities announced that schools in the entire state were closed for the day.

A river overflowed in the town of Santiago Astata, in the state's Isthmus of Tehuantepec region, damaging homes and displacing some 300 residents.

The National Hurricane Center warned that "Beatriz is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 6 to 10 inches across the Mexican state of Oaxaca, with isolated maximum totals of 18 inches possible". Damages are reported in 127 of the 570 municipalities of the state.

Beatriz was expected to weaken once it hit land in southwestern Mexico on Thursday evening, the NHC added, and peter out over the mountainous region on Friday. Tropical Depression Beatriz was still along the coast of southern Mexico and slowly moving inland. A few forecast models have attempted to re-develop a low-pressure circulation early next week in the western Gulf, but marginally warm waters and the active upper wind flow will likely hinder development efforts.

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