11 dead by tropical storm Vicente as Hurricane Willa heads towards the coast

Tropical Storm Vicente left 11 people dead in Oaxaca, Mexico, including 7 children. The State Coordination of Civil Protection of Oaxaca (Cepco) said that the rains that accompanied the storm caused the overflowing of rivers and floods that isolated many villages.

The state government has suspension classes in 147 municipalities in the regions of La Cañada, Costa, Cuenca del Papaloapan, Isthmus and Sierra Norte.

In addition, the Mexican army, faced with the overflowing of the Papaloapan river, has completed the evacuation of the inhabitants of Tuxtepec and Valle Nacional.

Last October 18, six people lost their lives in San Pedro Ocotepec, when their homes were overwhelmed by a landslide caused by the rains, before the passage of Vicente.

The hurricane Willa towards the coasts

Meanwhile, the Hurricane Willa gains strength and heads to the shores of Mexico. The hurricane strengthened to a category 4 on October 21, and is expected to strengthen to a category 5, just off the Mexican territory. The National Hurricanes Center (Nhc) of the United States foresees the arrival of Willa between Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta in the next days, most likely Tuesday afternoon or evening.

Rainfall and damage are expected in Mexico

Experts estimate that the hurricane will be very dangerous and will bring abundant rains and winds. While Willa advances, the damage and casualty counts continue in the US after the passage of Hurricane Michael. The death toll is at least 36.


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