Affects a type 2
(CNN) – The most recent forecast shows that Grace will still be strong today, hitting a series of winds of up to 168 kilometers per hour, which is the Type 2 key tonight. The Hurricane Grace is currently blowing with strong winds of 136 km / h.
The epicenter was reported 321 kilometers east of Tuxton. MexicoAnd moving west at a speed of 22 km / h. Hurricane winds extend up to 30 miles outside the center and tropical-storm-winds up to 297 kilometers outside.
“Arrangements to protect lives and property in hurricane warning areas should be completed as soon as possible,” the National Hurricane Center said. A hurricane warning is in effect off the coast of Mexico from Puerto Veracruz to Cabo Rojo. A tropical storm warning is in effect for the coast of Mexico from northern Cape Rojo to Barra del Torto.
Dangerous storms of 1.2 to 1.8 meters are forecast for the immediate coast within the hurricane warning area north of near the center of the coast tonight.
Hurricane conditions are expected at midnight today in some parts of the hurricane warning area, and tropical storm conditions are expected this afternoon. Widespread rain is expected from 152 to 304 millimeters, with isolated total possibilities of 457 millimeters until Sunday. Heavy rains in Grace will cause flash floods and urban flooding and landslides.
After reaching the Grace landscape, rapid weakening is expected as the hurricane moves inland over the mountains of central Mexico.
Grace has already hit Mexico once
When Grace first hit Mexico, it crossed the Yucatan Peninsula on Thursday and weakened into a tropical storm, with a top speed of 130km / h.
The east coast of Yucatan, including Cancun, Cosmel and Punta Herrero, has been under hurricane warning since Tuesday, with Grace moving westward and making better arrangements for itself, hitting Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.
Businesses ready for landslides and At least 125 tourists were evacuated from hostels to hostels, Quintana Roo Governor Carlos Joaqun Gonzalez said on Wednesday.
“In Toulom, hotels were evacuated and tourists were taken to different hotel accommodations,” Gonzalez said on Twitter.
Quintana Ru work activities were suspended. Local leaders called for the businesses to close temporarily and asked residents to stay at home or in shelters.
“The smuggling from Cancun to Isla Mujeres has been suspended; all ports are already closed for navigation. Waves of up to 4 meters are expected,” Gonzalez said.
Earlier this week, Grace made landfall in Haiti, killing at least 1,941 people in a magnitude 7.2 earthquake. According to UNICEF, the quake affected about 1.2 million people, including 540,000 children.
CNN’s Michael Guy, Travis Caldwell, Taylor Ward, Mallika Kallingal, Madeline Holcomb and Judson Jones contributed to the report.