Oaxaca coast prepares for Hurricane Aghata


The National Meteorological System reported on the development of hurricane Aghata in the next 24 hours.

The National Meteorological System (SMN) reported that the probability of development of cyclone Aghata in 48 hours and in five days for the coast of the state of Oaxaca increased to 90% this afternoon.

“This afternoon, the Low-Pressure area 330 kilometers south of Lagunas de Chacahua, Oaxaca, maintains its probability of developing a tropical cyclone at 90%  in the 48-hour forecast,” said the agency dependent on the National Water Commission ( Conagua ) in their social networks.

In addition, he warned that as a result of the low-pressure zone, he forecasts electric shocks, very heavy to intense rains, which could generate landslides and floods in several areas of the country, including Oaxaca, for which he asked to take precautions.

For the period from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Conagua forecasts heavy punctual rains accompanied by electric shocks and wind gusts of 50 to 60 kilometers per hour in regions of Oaxaca and other states.

Activate vigilance council in Oaxaca 

For its part, the State Civil Protection Commission (CEPCO) reported that the Regional Civil Protection Council was activated to monitor the rainy season and tropical cyclones, with the participation of 200 members in coordination with CEPCO, in the 54th Infantry Battalion based in Puerto Escondido.

In turn, the Secretary of the Navy ( Semar ) informed, through the National Civil Protection Coordination of the Mexican government, about the closure of ports in the country’s Pacific, due to the cyclonic potential south of the Gulf of Tehuantepec .

In coastal municipalities such as Salina Cruz, Isthmus of Tehuantepec, fishermen and tour operators decided to withdraw their boats from the sea, as a precautionary measure; while in other tourist areas, the authorities determined the suspension of activities on beaches.

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