Today is an anniversary some of our older neighbors would probably rather forget. On Sept. 17, 1967, Hurricane Beulah reached the Peninsula, killing 11 people and destroying countless buildings.
Just west of the Yucatán Peninsula, Katia is a Category 1 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph.
The eleventh tropical storm of the season, Katia, formed early today and is gaining strength to the west of the Yucatán Peninsula.
Hurricane Harvey is battering Texas much worse than it did Mexico, but that doesn’t mean the nation to the south won’t be bruised.
After briefly reaching hurricane status, Franklin this morning weakened to a tropical storm as it moved farther inland over eastern Mexico.
The power utility has deployed 1,223 workers, 172 cranes, 465 vehicles, four helicopters and seven off-road vehicles as Tropical Storm Franklin approaches.
Tropical Storm Franklin made landfall at tiny Pulticub, Quintana Roo, just before 11 p.m. Monday, where it immediately weakened as it began its journey across the Yucatán Peninsula.
Right on cue for August’s ramp up of the hurricane season, a tropical storm could be heading the the Yucatán Peninsula next week.
We are fast approaching the peak of the hurricane season, the time of the year the Peninsula is most likely to be hit by a damaging storm. Preparedness is key.
A storm expected to bring heavy rain and maybe even flooding to the Yucatán peninsula Sunday will likely enter the Gulf of Mexico on Monday or Tuesday, forecasters say.