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Mexico prepares for Hurricane Orlean, forecast to make landfall near Mazatlan

Mexico prepares for Hurricane Orlean, forecast to make landfall near Mazatlan

(CNN) — Hurricane Orlene is set to hit Mexico on Monday, causing heavy rain and severe flooding in popular tourist areas along the country’s west coast.

Mexico Prepares For Hurricane Orlean, Forecast To Make Landfall Near Mazatlan

People walk along the beach as Hurricane Orlean approaches the Pacific resort town of Mazatlan.

The storm, which is now a Category 2, has maximum sustained winds of 168 kph with high gusts, after becoming a Category 4 on Sunday afternoon, and is moving north at 13 kph. According to the US National Hurricane Center, tropical storm-force winds extend up to 90 miles from the center of the cyclone.

Orlean is forecast to advance over Islas Marias overnight, remain at hurricane strength when it makes landfall south of Mazatlán on Monday afternoon or evening, and then weaken rapidly, the center estimated.

The National Hurricane Center said the outer islands could receive 6 to 10 inches of rain, with local amounts exceeding 12 inches, causing localized flooding and potential landfall, with dangerous storm surges expected to reach 1.80 meters. There are waves. ,

Mexico Prepares For Hurricane Orlean, Forecast To Make Landfall Near Mazatlan

The expected rain build-up can lead to flash flooding along the coast.

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the Marias Islands and along the coast of mainland Mexico from San Blas to Mazatlán. Hurricane warnings are in effect for the coast of mainland Mexico from Playa Perula to San Blas and from Mazatlán to Bahia Tempehuaia, including the city of Puerto Vallarta.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the coast of mainland Mexico from Playa Perula to San Blas. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the coast of mainland Mexico from Manzanillo to Playa Perula.

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