Katia Weakens To A Tropical Depression As It Moves Into Mexico

Katia Weakens To A Tropical Depression As It Moves Into Mexico

Katia Weakens To A Tropical Depression As It Moves Into Mexico

Katia transitioned from a tropical storm to a hurricane on Wednesday afternoon, and was a Category 2 hurricane as of 4 p.m. Friday, with sustained wind speeds of 105 miles per hour. The announcement of Hurricane Katia came minutes after the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Hurricane Jose had formed in the open Atlantic, far from land and well east of Hurricane Irma.

09 de septiembre de 2017, 10:45Mexico, Sep 9 (Prensa Latina) After Category 2 hurricane Katia hit Mexico last night, it caused heavy rains in the states of Veracruz, Tabasco, Oaxaca, Puebla and Hidalgo. The system is moving northwest at 16 miles per hour.

Meanwhile, Irma is advancing on the USA mainland and is now forecast to hit the Florida Keys as a Category 5 storm. The storm was expected to weaken rapidly over the next day, the NHC said.

Meanwhile, Mexico is dealing with the aftermath of a powerful quake on Thursday night.

Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, walloped Cuba's northern coast on Saturday as it headed for Florida.

Millions of Florida residents were ordered to evacuate after the storm killed 21 people in the eastern Caribbean and left catastrophic destruction in its wake. The storm's center is located about 125 miles north of Veracruz, Mexico, and is moving southwest at 7 mph.

Officials in Veracruz say Katia could cause landslides and flooding.

State oil and gas company Pemex [PEMX.UL] has installations in and around the coast of Veracruz, but the firm has not reported any disruption to its operations.

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