On Friday, June 5, Tropical Storm Cristobal intensified and brought heavy rainfall, flooding, and strong winds to the states of Tabasco, Campeche, Quintana Roo, and Yucatan. The Mexican government issued tropical storm warnings between Punta Herrero (Quintana Roo) and Rio Lagartos (Yucatan), for Friday afternoon, with warnings for flooding and landslides in place over the weekend. Reports indicate that strong winds and flooding have damaged infrastructure throughout the Yucatan peninsula, and the National Guard has been deployed to aid with relief efforts. Cristobal is expected to move northwards through the Gulf of Mexico over the weekend, bringing the possibility of rough seas in eastern coastal regions, before potentially strengthening into a hurricane as it reaches the southern United States by early in the week of Sunday, June 7.
Associated flooding, landslides, and transportation and business disruptions are anticipated, as well as disruptions to power and communications services in the coming days.
Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, anticipate continuing disruptions, and remember that running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) is enough to knock over an adult - and never drive through flooded streets; floodwater may also contain wastewater and chemical products.
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