- The devastating floods unleashed by Tropical Storm Grace in Mexico have left impressive images behind.
- Before the astonished gaze of the citizens, several coffins floated through Xalapa’s Avenida México dragged by the strong currents of water left by Grace.
- Videos showing what had happened began to circulate on social networks and people were curious to know where did they come from?
The devastating floods unleashed by Tropical Storm Grace in Mexico have left impressive images behind, such as those of some coffins that appeared floating on the water in the middle of the floods that were registered in Xalapa.
Before the astonished gaze of the citizens, who took their cameras to record the event, several coffins floated through Avenida México, at the entrance of the Revolución 6 neighborhood in Xalapa, dragged by the strong currents of water that Grace left behind.
Coffins appear floating adrift in Xapalpa (VIDEO)
The early morning of this Saturday, Grace I touch Mexican lands north of Veracruz. By then it was a category 3 hurricane, with stormy winds and rains, and although its intensity has decreased, it caused serious damage in cities like Xapalpa.
With the streets turned into rivers, the capital of Veracruz saw coffins floating in the water pass by. Immediately, the videos began to circulate on social networks and people’s curiosity to know where did they come from?
Where did the coffins come from?
In one of the videos, two citizens see not one, but two coffins pass by and one of the interlocutors is heard asking, impressed: “It’s worth a wool, right?” SEE FULL VIDEO HERE.
Another citizen in a different video offered a possible explanation: “Here on Avenida México there is a funeral home, probably the curtain was thrown by the water and then the coffins are already coming out,” he commented in the recording. SEE ANOTHER VIDEO HERE.
Devastating passage of storm Grace through Mexico
The floating coffins were not the only impressive images, videos of floods also ran through social networks that showed that the water levels reached the windows of the houses in some sectors of Xapalpa. With this amount of water, several cars were trapped, reported Aztec TV.
Citizens in Poza Rica, northern Veracruz, reported violent winds that caused the fall of trees and advertisements, in addition to serious flooding. However, the most serious consequences reported so far by Grace’s passage are the eight deceased people.
Hurricane Grace advances on Mexico
The National Hurricane Center of the United States indicated that Grace had made landfall on Saturday, but was weakening in its advance on Mexico. Even so, it has already left eight fatalities as it passes through the Mexican coasts.
“Tropical Storm Warning #Grace 33A: Grace continues to weaken rapidly over land, but continues to cause very heavy rains and flooding in parts of east-central Mexico,” the NHC wrote late Saturday.
Grace leaves eight dead in Veracruz
Cuitláhuac García, governor of Veracruz, confirmed that Grace left at least eight people dead in the state. The local president reported that six of the deceased were part of the same family: the mother and her five minor children.
The seventh victim was a man from Poza Rica who had a dome fell on him, review Aztec TV. The last person to die was a seven-year-old girl, as a landslide affected her room and the little girl was trapped under the rubble, so she died at the scene, the governor reported.
Henri becomes a hurricane
Henri becomes the third hurricane of the season in the Atlantic and threatens the northwest coast of the United States with feeling from this Saturday the effects of a storm surge and heavy rains that could cause unexpected floods.
This Saturday, Henri gained strength and with maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour (or 120 km per hour) it became a category 1 hurricane. At this time, it is moving northeast of USA and is expected to make landfall this Sunday, reported the US National Hurricane Center (NHC).
Henri threatens the Northwest Coast of the US
Forecasters predict that Henri will make landfall this Sunday between Long Island, New York, and Westport, Massachusetts, which is why authorities have issued a hurricane watch to the entire coastal area that is in Henri’s path.
Around noon this Saturday, the NHC reported that Henri had become a hurricane and the damage they expect it to cause. Hurricane Warning #Henri 23A: Henri is moving faster. Dangerous storm surge, hurricane conditions and flooding are expected in parts of the northeastern United States beginning tonight or early Sunday. ” the agency via Twitter.
Storm surge hazard
Because of Henri, the NHC issued alerts for much of the coasts of New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. In particular, due to the possibility of a storm surge in some areas that increases the risk and raises sea level by up to 1.50 meters, EFE reported.
According to the latest report from the authorities, Henri is moving at 22 km / h and they expect him to accelerate the pace this Saturday afternoon, although he is expected to slow down again as he moves towards the northeast with a view to making landfall on Sunday in Long Island or southern New England.
Not seen in 30 years!
A named storm had not been seen to make landfall so far north of the country’s east coast in 30 years, local media reported. Forecasters predict that even if it weakens, Henri would make landfall as a hurricane.
This is why they warned of the risk of heavy rains that would trigger flash floods and river overflows. All this at the same time that Tropical Storm Grace makes landfall in Mexico this Saturday. Devastating passage of storm Grace through Mexico: Coffins appear floating adrift (VIDEO).
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