EFE.- Hurricane Nora, which originated in the Pacific Ocean, crosses Sinaloa this Sunday, where it is leaving heavy rains after passing through Nayarit and Jalisco, and is expected to deteriorate into a tropical storm in the coming hours.
“The center of hurricane Nora, category 1, is located on land north of Mazatlán (Sinaloa). The cloud bands of the hurricane cause occasional to very torrential rains, very strong wind gusts and high waves in the northwestern, western and southern states of the country, ”reported the National Meteorological Service (SMN).
This body predicted “the possible formation of waterspouts on the coasts from Sinaloa to Michoacán and southern Baja California Sur.”
“We are going to continue working to avoid tragedies; please stay home if it is not necessary to go out ”, asked the governor of Sinaloa, Quirino Ordaz, on social media.
According to the SMN report, Nora was on land at 10:00 am from central Mexico (15 GMT), 10 kilometers north of the touristy Mazatlán (Sinaloa) and 360 kilometers east of Cabo San Lucas (Baja California Sur ).
The phenomenon registers maximum sustained winds of 120 kilometers per hour (km / h), gusts of 150 km / h and displacement towards the north-northwest at 17 km / h.
The hurricane made landfall on Saturday in Puerto Vallarta, in the state of Jalisco, where it left heavy rains but did not cause major damage.
“So far no human losses have been reported to be regretted,” the governor of Jalisco, Enrique Alfaro, reported on networks, who highlighted that 12 shelters were set up.
The SMN foresees that this Sunday Nora will degrade into a tropical storm in Sinaloa and continue its journey north until it becomes a tropical depression in the state of Sonora.
The institution called for “extreme precautions to the general population in the areas of the states mentioned due to rain, wind and waves (including maritime navigation) and to heed the recommendations issued by the authorities.”
The torrential rains generated last weekend by Hurricane Grace, which originated in the Atlantic, caused the death of eleven people, eight in the eastern state of Veracruz and three in the central state of Puebla.
Days before, it had impacted the Yucatan peninsula, where it also left floods and power failures, although without fatalities.
So far in the Pacific, cyclones Andrés, Blanca, Carlos, Dolores, Enrique, Felicia, Guillermo, Hilda, Ignacio, Jimena, Kevin, Linda, Marty and Nora have formed.
Dolores made landfall on June 19 and had a special impact in the states of Colima and Michoacán, leaving three dead due to electrical storms.
Last May, the National Water Commission (Conagua) predicted the formation of between 14 and 20 named systems in the Pacific Ocean for this season, while for the Atlantic it predicted 15 to 19 meteorological phenomena.
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