MEXICO: Amanda is the first Pacific hurricane of the season. It is currently category 4 and about 1,000 kms off the Mexican coast.
PARAGUAY: Some 85,000 people were affected from recent floods in Ñeembucú, Presidente Hayes and Alto Paraguay departments.
SOUTH AMERICA: Several countries are affected by low temperatures. Bolivian and Peruvian authorities have issued alerts.
Hurricane Amanda, which reached category 4 on the Saffir Simpson (1 to 5) scale, is about 1,000 kms off the coast of Mexico. The National Water Commission reports that this hurricane may produce strong rains and landslides in the states of Jalisco and Michoacán. It is not expected to touch ground and should disintegrate in the ocean. Amanda is the first hurricane of the season. Experts predict seven hurricanes for 2014 Pacific Hurricane Season, which started on 15 May and will end on 30 November.
Source: National Water Commission.
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