Tags: tropical | storm | boris | evacuations | mexico

Tropical Storm Boris Forces Evacuations on Mexico's Pacific Coast

By    |   Wednesday, 04 Jun 2014 11:06 AM

With Tuesday's formation of Tropical Storm Boris about 100 miles out to sea, evacuations began in seaside and mountain communities along Mexico's Pacific coast vulnerable to flooding and mudslides.

Boris was forecast to bring torrential rains to coastal states such as Chiapas and Oaxaca, according to The Associated Press.

The Chiapas state civil defense office said that it had already evacuated about 300 people from around the coastal community of Arriaga and that further evacuations were planned as the storm got closer to land.

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

The state cancelled classes in many areas, and mud and rockslides already occurred on some state roads.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Boris was centered about 90 miles southeast of Salina Cruz on Tuesday evening. It was moving north at about 5 mph and had maximum sustained winds of about 40 mph.

Its current track would take it almost directly across the narrow waist of Mexico that separates the Gulf of Mexico from the Pacific.

A tropical storm warning was in effect in southern Mexico from Salina Cruz to Mexico's border with Guatemala.

Forecasters said tropical storm conditions were already reaching the coast, with nearly 4 inches of rain reported in Puerto Chiapas.

Boris could produce as much as 10 to 20 inches of rain over southern Mexico in the coming days, creating the risk of deadly floods and mudslides, the hurricane center said.

Urgent: Assess Your Heart Attack Risk in Minutes. Click Here.

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

 
1Like our page
2Share
TheWire
With Tuesday's formation of Tropical Storm Boris about 100 miles out to sea, evacuations began in seaside and mountain communities along Mexico's Pacific coast vulnerable to flooding and mudslides.
tropical, storm, boris, evacuations, mexico
257
2014-06-04
Wednesday, 04 Jun 2014 11:06 AM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved