USA: New England braces for its first hurricane in 30 years

The aftermath of Hurricane Elsa in St. Vicente in July this year (Image: Associated Press)

New Englanders started it Remove boats from the water and take other precautions Friday for the first direct hurricane in 30 years, Tropical Storm Henry Heading toward the northeastern United States.

it is expected that Henry goes with hurricane force on SaturdayThe National Hurricane Center said. This phenomenon will strike the countries that are formed New England, including Cape CodWhich is teeming with thousands of summer tourists.

Governor of Massachusetts, Charlie Baker asked pedestrians to leave Cape Cod on Friday Before Henry’s arrival, those who planned a vacation in the place to postpone their plans.

“We don’t want people getting stuck in road traffic on Cape Cod bridges. “When the storm releases full force on Sunday,” he added.

Public record of a flooded street on Monday due to the passage of Tropical Storm Grace in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) (EFE / Francesco Spotorno)
Public record of a flooded street on Monday due to the passage of Tropical Storm Grace in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) (EFE / Francesco Spotorno)

“This storm very disturbing”And said Michael Finkelstein, chief of police and director of emergency management in East Lyme, Connecticut. “It’s been a long time since we’ve had a situation like this. There is no doubt that we and the rest of New England may encounter real difficulties from the direct impact of the hurricane.

Finkelstein noticed that He is more interested in the lower parts of the city, which may become impossible to reach due to floods and storm surges.

Exactly on Thursday 30 years after Hurricane Bob made landfall in Rhode Island as a Category 2 hurricane, It left at least 17 dead and more than $1,500 million in damages. The streets of coastal cities were filled with boats coming out of their moorings, and hundreds of thousands of people were without electricity or water for days.

A view of fallen trees as Hurricane Grace passes in the center of Tulum Municipality, Quintana Roo State (Mexico) (EFE / Alonso Cupul)
A view of fallen trees as Hurricane Grace passes in the center of Tulum Municipality, Quintana Roo State (Mexico) (EFE / Alonso Cupul)

Mexico, also on alert for the return of Hurricane Grace again

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This Friday, the Government of Mexico launched an appeal to Residents to be “fully aware” of Hurricane Grace’s upcoming return, that the day before he left the Yucatan peninsula and that he would arrive in Veracruz in the next few hours.

“We ask all residents to be very careful. Follow the recommendations of the Civil Protection and I am fortified in their homes”, said the National Coordinator of Civil Protection, Laura Velasquez, during the morning press conference of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Grace left the Yucatan Peninsula around 7:00 p.m. Thursday (00:00 GMT Friday), deteriorating into a tropical storm and leaving little damage, but it’s in the final hours. Strength has returned to a Category 1 hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico and heading toward the coast of Veracruz.

“It is important to be very vigilant. Heavy rain will fall in Veracruz and Puebla. Similarly, rain fell in Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosi, Hidalgo, Tlaxcala and Chiapas for the day.Velasquez warned.

An ambulance passes fallen trees after Hurricane Grace passed in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula (Reuters/Lorenzo Hernandez)
An ambulance passes fallen trees after Hurricane Grace passed in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula (Reuters/Lorenzo Hernandez)

He also expected that Tomorrow, Saturday, there will be “heavy rain in the center of the country, especially in Mexico City.”

Grace entered the Yucatan Peninsula at 4:45 a.m. Thursday (09:45 GMT), affecting supplies from other states. Quintana Roo, Yucatan and CampecheHowever, there were no injuries or deaths.

“He reported, and very importantly, that he was there White balance, no deaths or injuries as a result of Hurricane Grace’s passage in Campeche, Quintana Roo and YucatanCivil Protection Coordinator said.

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According to the Federal Electricity Authority (CFE), 697,000 users experienced blackouts in those three states, 63% of which were restored and the rest are expected to return to normal on Friday.

Public registration this Thursday for the hotel area in Tulum, Quintana Roo State (Mexico), during the passage of Hurricane Grace (EFE/Alonso Cobol)
Public registration this Thursday for the hotel area in Tulum, Quintana Roo State (Mexico), during the passage of Hurricane Grace (EFE/Alonso Cobol)

Before the hurricane reached the Yucatan Peninsula through the Tulum Tourist and Caribbean Municipality, The Mexican government deployed 2,300 soldiers and 1,100 sailors to the area.

This year they have been trained so far in Mexico Eight tropical storms in the Atlantic Ocean, of which only Elsa and Grace have been hurricanes so far.

Last May, the National Water Commission (Kunagua) expected the formation of between 14 and 20 specific systems in the Pacific Ocean For this season, while for the Atlantic, I expected 15 to 19 meteorological phenomena.

(With information from AP and EFE)

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