Storm Kay intensified into a hurricane Monday afternoon off the Mexican Pacific coast and was expected to bring flooding and mudslides as it moved north in the coming days, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported. by its acronym in English).
Over the weekend, Kay left three dead, in addition to property damage, fallen trees and overflowing rivers in the state of Guerrero, with visible damage in the tourist port of Acapulco.
“Three people have died since this cyclonic condition began,” said Roberto Arroyo, state secretary of Civil Protection.
At 4:00 p.m. local time (2100 GMT) the hurricane was located about 495 kilometers southwest of Manzanillo, a port city in the state of Colima, and was blowing maximum sustained winds of 130 kilometers per hour (km / h) with stronger gusts, while moving west-northwest at 17 km/h, according to NHC data.
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