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Mexico: Storm Calvin makes landfall in southwest /update 1

Tropical Depression Calvin to bring torrential rain to southwestern Mexico June 13; flooding and landslides possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/6/2017, 12h00 until 15/6/2017, 11h59 (America/Mexico_City). COUNTRY/REGION Southwest

Event

Tropical Depression 3-E, which strengthened briefly into Tropical Storm Calvin before weakening back into a tropical depression, made landfall late on Monday, June 12, in the southwestern state of Oaxaca, between Salina Cruz and Puerto Angel. According current predictions by the US-based National Hurricane Center, the storm is currently moving overland in a northwesterly direction and will likely dissipate by the end of the day Tuesday. However, torrential rain and strong winds are to be anticipated through Wednesday (and potentially into Thursday) in Oaxaca. 

Flooding and landslides are possible, notably in low-lying and/or river adjacent areas and in hilly zones, respectively. Associated road travel disruptions are also likely. Potentially hazardous weather conditions are also possible in the states of Chiapas and Guerrero.

Context

Mexico's Pacific hurricane season extends from May 15 to November 30 (and in the Atlantic from June 1 to November 30), with the largest concentration of storms typically occurring between August and October.

Advice

Individuals present in affected states are advised to keep abreast of weather forecasts and to adhere to any orders issued by the local authorities. In the event of flooding, keep in mind that driving or walking through running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult - and that floodwater may contain wastewater or chemical products.

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