Tropical Storm Max makes landfall in Mexico with ‘torrential’ rain – as country’s beach towns brace for Hurricane Lidia
- Tropical Storm Max made landfall Monday in the Mexican states of Michoacán and Guerrero, where one person was killed
- Hurricane Lidia is expected to make landfall along Pacific coast states on Tuesday with winds that could reach 100 mph
Mexico’s Pacific coast was slammed by Tropical Storm Max on Monday as the country also made preparations for the arrival of Tropical Storm Lidia, which is expected to hit Tuesday as a hurricane.
Max brought ‘torrential’ rains to the states of Michoacán and Guerrero, causing flash flooding and mudslides.
Mexico’s National Meteorological Service said the storm weakened Tuesday morning, but was still producing heavy rains in the states of Oaxaca, Morelos, Puebla, Guanajuato, State of Mexico, Querétaro, Hidalgo, Tlaxcala and the nation’s capital, Mexico City.
Authorities said one person was killed after he tried to stop one of his ranch animals from being dragged away after a river flooded in Guerrero city of Técpan de Galeana.
Two people were also injured, including a child who was struck by a fallen tree.
Hurricane Lidia is expected to make landfall in Mexico on Tuesday with winds that could reach 100 mph
A neighborhood in Acapulco, a resort city in the Mexican state of Guerrero, had some its streets flooded due to the torrential rains as a result of Tropical Storm Max on Monday
Residents in Técpan de Galeana, a city in the Mexican state of Guerrero, walk in a flooded street on Monday after Tropical Storm Max made landfall
The heavy rains destroyed 82 homes in Guerrero and caused a section of federal highway Acapulco-Zihuatanejo to collapse in Técpan de Galeana. No injuries were reported.
Tropical Storm Lidia picked up strength farther north off the western Pacific coast Monday. It was located Tuesday about 375 miles southwest of the Islas Marias – the islands are often impacted by bad weather and are mostly unpopulated.
Lidia was moving east-northeast at 8 mph with winds that topped at 70 mph. However, the storm could have winds as high as 100 mph when it makes landfall in the state of Nayarit of Tuesday.
This satellite image provided by NOAA at 8am E.T. on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023 shows Hurricane Lidia in the Pacific Ocean approaching Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. (NOAA via AP)
Tropical Storm Max lost some of its intensity Tuesday, a day after it struck the central-west Mexican states of Michoacán and Guerrero. The storm brought torrential rains to the Guerrero city of Tecpán de Galeana and destroyed a fish market
Tourist hit the beach in Mexico’s Pacific coast resort city of Puerto Vallarta, where Tropical Storm Lidia is expected to strengthen to a Category 1 hurricane and make landfall Tuesday with winds that could reach 100 mph
The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) estimates that Lidia could produce up to 12 inches of rain through Wednesday across the states of Nayarit, Jalisco and southern Sinaloa.
The NHC has issued warning of flash and urban flooding and ‘significant coastal flooding’ along Pacific coast towns.
The storms caused the state governments in Baja California Sur, Nayarit, Guerrero and Sinaloa to postponed classes.
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