translated from Spanish: Hurricane Grace Alert remains in effect in Veracruz

Xalapa.- After Hurricane Grace made landfall for the second time in Mexico, its strength was felt in several states and municipalities in the east of the country. From storms, thunder, rain, strong winds and waves meters high, are some of the effects of grase that manifested during the early hours of this Saturday. According to information published by the National Weather System (SMN), Hurricane Grace made landfall on the coasts of the municipality of Tecolutla, Veracruz, at 00:30 hours from central Mexico. By this time, maximum winds of 205 km/h (km/h) with gusts of 240 km/h were recorded. By 1:20 a.m., this meteorological phenomenon began to be felt in the towns of Tecolutla, Poza Rica and Tuxpan.Faced with this situation, the state’s Civil Protection activated at 2:02 a.m. the program for attention to natural threats for the municipalities of Álamo Temapache, Castillo de Teayo, Cazones de Herrera, Chumatlán, Coahuitlán, Coatzintla, Coxquihui, Coyutla, Espinal, Filomeno Mata, Gutiérrez Zamora, Ixhuatlán de Madero, Martínez de la Torre, Mecatlán, Papantla, Poza Rica de Hidalgo, San Rafael, Tecolutla, Tihuatlán, Tlapacoyan, Tuxpan and Zozocolco de Hidalgo.The Mexican meteorological authorities reported at 2:24 hours that the eye of the hurricane was over Poza Rica, where it caused wind gusts exceeding 150 km /h and heavy rains. This led to power outages in different communities due to falling trees. Forecast According to the report of the SMN of Conagua, heavy rains, electric shocks, winds with gusts of 150 to 180 kilometers and waves of 6 to 8 meters high with the possibility of thunderstorming from 3:00 to 6:00 hours in the following locations of Veracruz:Panuco, Tampico, Ozuluama, Tempoal, Tantoyuca, Tamiahua, Chicontepec, Ixhuatán de Madero, Texcatepec, Huayacocitla, Álamo Temapache, Tuxpan, Cazones, Tihuatlán, Poza Rica, Papantla, Gutiérrez Zamora, Tecolutla, Martínez de la Torre, Espinal, Misantla, Aztalan, Jalancingo, Nautla and Vega de Alatorrel.Read more: Rains, winds and lightning: “Grace” touches land in Tecolutla, Veracruz in category 3 Similarly, the SMN predicted heavy rains, electric shocks, winds with gusts of 70 to 90 kilometers per hour and waves of 3 to 5 meters high in the towns of Aztalán, Actopa, Emiliano Zapata, Veracruz, Paso de Ovejas, Xico, Coatepec, Perote, Altotonga, Puente Nacional, Zentla, Alto lucero and surrounding municipalities.

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