translated from Spanish: Humberto lashes Bermuda; Lorena threatens Mexico coasts

MIAMI (AP) — The powerful winds of Hurricane Humberto began to hit bermuda Wednesday, and the government called on the population not to take to the streets during the passage of the Category 3 cyclone, while Storm Lorena became a hurricane near major resorts on the Mexican Pacific coast. Bermuda Gov. John Rankin called 120 members of the royal regiment to be prepared for possible recovery efforts, while National Security Minister Wayne Caines called on the population to stay indoors.

Authorities ordered the closure of schools, clinics and government offices. HELP Us Click google news star and follow usThe National Hurricane Center in the United States (NHC) said winds with tropical storm force began to reach the islands in the early afternoon and warned that the winds hurricane force would likely last until Thursday morning. James Dodgson, director of bermuda’s Weather Service, said the storm is projected to pass about 130 kilometers (80 miles) north of the archipelago around 8 p.m. on Wednesday and could cause tornadoes and dangerous cyclone surges.» Humberto is a big hurricane and we see conditions already deteriorating. There are strong winds, especially tonight,» he said.
Caines said non-urgent medical services would remain closed until Thursday. Overnight flights from the United States and Britain were cancelled.

By Wednesday afternoon, Humberto had maximum sustained winds of 195 kilometers per hour (120 miles per hour) and his vortex was located 160 kilometers (100 miles) west-northwest of Bermuda. The storm moves east-northeast at 31 km/h (20 mph). Meanwhile, the newly formed Lorena hurricane poses a growing threat to resorts on the Mexican Pacific coast and the Baja Peninsula California.Se expects Lorena to pass by or make landfall on Thursday morning somewhere between Manzanillo and Puerto Vallarta, on Mexico’s southwest coast, between Wednesday and Thursday as it approaches hurricane force. The still uncertain long-term prognosis shows him approaching Los Cabos on Saturday. The NHC said Lorena had maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h (75 mph) and was moving northwest at 19 km/h (12 mph) on Wednesday afternoon. It was located about 55 kilometers (35 miles) southwest of Manzanillo. By the end of the week Lorena is expected to approach the Baja peninsula California.Se issued hurricane alerts from Punta San Telmo to Cabo Corrientes.Mexican authorities expressed concern about some parts of the south of the country where there had been no rainfall now suffering from torrential downpours and flooding from a combination of Lorena and two other weather systems in the region. Meanwhile, the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda threatened to leave up to 46 centimeters (18 inches) of rain in areas of southeastern Texas and southwest Louisiana over the next few days. Imelda’s main threat remained her potential to cause heavy rain and flooding, said Jeff Lindner, meteorologist and director of flood operations for the Harris County Flood Control District, in Houston.La storm Tropical Jerry became the tenth meteor of the Atlantic hurricane season. He was far from land, but gained in intensity and translation speed en route to the Leeward Islands, where he would gain hurricane strength on Thursday night or Friday.

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