‘Dangerous’ Hurricane Orlene could bring flash flooding and landslides to Mexico | World News



Hurricane Orlene has advanced near Mexico’s southern coast as a severe Category 3 storm and is anticipated to drop heavy rain in the coming days, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

Orlene is expected to pass near or over Mexico’s Islas Marias on Sunday night and reach the coast of mainland Mexico on Monday, with maximum sustained winds approaching 115 miles per hour (185 kilometres per hour). In its most recent public warning, the Miami-based NHC.

“Weakening is expected over the next several days,” according to the National Hurricane Center. But Orlene is expected to be a strong hurricane when it comes close to or passes over the Marias Islands. It is also expected to be a hurricane when it hits land in southern Mexico.

According to the prediction, torrential rain could create flash flooding as well as landslides in areas with rocky terrain.

Islas Maras may receive 6 to 10 inches (15 to 25 cm) of rain, with local quantities of 14 inches, while the Mexican states of Nayarit and Sinaloa might receive 3 to 6 inches, with isolated regions receiving up to 10 inches, and Jalisco and Colima could receive 3 to 6 inches. around 1 to 3 inches

The storm was 80 miles southwest of Cabo Corrientes, Mexico, at the time.

Authorities have warned citizens to take great care as the hurricane approaches, stating that 937 temporary shelters are available if necessary.

Mexico’s Civil Protection notified the closing of ports in Nayarit, Jalisco, and Colima via Twitter.

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