- Authorities warn that remnants of Hurricane Pamela are heading to Texas and Oklahoma.
- Meteorologists warned that the now tropical depression could cause “urban and sudden floods of considerable magnitude.”
- This Wednesday, Hurricane Pamela made landfall in Mexico with heavy rains and minor damage.
Tropical depression Pamela dissipated in northern Mexico Wednesday night after hitting the Mexican Pacific coast with hurricane force, although forecasters warned that its remnants could cause flooding in parts of Texas and Oklahoma, the agency The Associated Press reported.
Pamela made landfall on Wednesday morning about 65 kilometers (40 miles) north of the port of Mazatlán, where according to civil protection authorities the wind and rain caused minor flooding and minimal damage. It gradually lost strength as it moved inland, weakening first to a tropical storm and then to a tropical depression.
Remnants of Hurricane Pamela heading to the US
Pamela’s winds had dropped to about 30 mph (45 km / h) by the time it dissipated about 100 miles (180 km) west of Laredo, Texas, which is on the border with Mexico, the National Hurricane Center said. United States (NHC).
Forecasters noted that the storm is likely to continue weakening but warned that it is expected to dump 7 to 15 centimeters (3 to 6 inches) of rain in areas of central Texas and southeastern Oklahoma, with up to 20 centimeters (8 inches) at isolated points. “This could result in flash floods of considerable magnitude,” the NHC explained.
Pamela makes landfall in Mexico with heavy rains and minor damage
The passage of Hurricane Pamela on Wednesday caused minor material damage, heavy rains and floods in northwest Mexico, degraded in the last hours to a tropical depression on land already over the state of Durango, reported the Efe agency.
As a category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, Pamela made landfall near the municipality of San Ignacio, in the Mexican Pacific state of Sinaloa, causing heavy rains. Filed Under: Hurricane Pamela USA.
Storm has had unusual behavior
The cyclone, which formed last weekend, has registered a somewhat unusual behavior, as on Tuesday it weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm, but strengthened again as a hurricane in the early hours of Wednesday until it made landfall in Sinaloa.
According to the forecast of the National Meteorological Service (SMN), the cyclone will gradually weaken and in the early hours of Thursday there will be low remaining pressure when it reaches the state of Coahuila. In its most recent report, the SMN indicated that at 4:00 p.m. local time (9:00 p.m. GMT) on Wednesday, Pamela weakened to a tropical depression over northeast Durango. Filed Under: Hurricane Pamela USA.
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