Mexico - Tropical Cyclone GRACE, update (DG ECHO, GDACS, CONAGUA, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 23 August 2021)

  • Tropical Cyclone GRACE made landfall over the eastern coast of Veracruz on 21 August as a Hurricane (category 3), causing floods and landslides, and leading to casualties and damage.

  • According to media reports, at least eight people have died, most of them in Xalapa City (Veracruz State). Power cuts and widespread damage due to floods and strong winds were reported across 22 municipalities of Veracruz and over the neighbouring State of Tamaulipas.

  • For the next 24 hours, heavy rain is forecast over most parts of Chiapas, Oaxaca, Veracruz, Colima, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacán, Puebla, Tabasco, Campeche, Nayarit, Quintana Roo, Sinaloa, Sonora and Yucatán. Strong winds are expected across the States of Chiapas, Chihuahua, Colima, Jalisco, Michoacán, Oaxaca, Puebla, Sinaloa and Veracruz.