Hurricane Rina closer to Mexico, weakened to a tropical storm

MOSCOW, October 27. Hurricane "Rina", coming up close to the Atlantic coast of Mexico on Thursday, weakened to a tropical storm and is expected within two days will turn back to sea.

According to the National Hurricane Center forecast the U.S. in Miami, now the storm is located 145 km south of the Mexican resort island of Cozumel on the east coast of Mexico, and is moving to the northwest at an average speed of 9 km / h Gust speed zone storm reaches 110 km / h

Recall that on the eve of the southern Mexican state of Quintana Roo declared a storm warning for the passage of Hurricane "Rina".

Cyclone was awarded a second category of danger on the international five-point scale, but he continues to gain strength.

Alert was declared in some tourist areas, including — the famous resort of Cancun. Hurricane carried to the coast of Mexico wind speed of 175 km / h with gusts up to 215 km / h.

Recall, October 12, the hurricane "Jovi" hit the Pacific coast of Mexico. With the approach of a hurricane alert was declared in states such as Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima and Michoacan.

A day earlier, the Mexican government has already started evacuating residents. In addition, a number of hotels have been closed. Guests are encouraged to move to Mexico in nearby towns.

According to some reports, 200 people were sent to shelters in the state of Jalisco, from the city of Manzanillo hurricane flooded nursing homes have taken all the old people. All along the coast are 69 shelters that are willing to fleeing from the elements. To fight the storm and its aftermath authorities sent 1.5 thousand soldiers.

Source: http://www.rosbalt.ru/main/2011/10/27/906059.html

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