Mexico - Tropical Cyclone FRANKLIN (GDACS, NOAA, SMN, National Authorities, Local media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 9 August 2017)

  • Tropical Cyclone FRANKLIN continued moving westward over the Bay of Campeche (South Gulf of Mexico) toward Veracruz State, slightly strengthening but remaining a Tropical Storm. On 9 August evening UTC, its center may cross the coast of Veracruz as a Hurricane.

  • Heavy rain with total rainfall accumulation of 100-200 mm, strong winds and storm surge are possible through the Mexican states of Tabasco, northern Veracruz, northern Puebla, Tlaxcala, Hidalgo, Queretaro and eastern San Louis Potosi. These rains may produce life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.

  • According to local media, as of 9 August at 9.00 UTC, several villages have been evacuated in the coastal municipalities of Banco Chinchorro, Mahahual and Xcalak.