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Blue Alert remains for south as Lisa heads toward land

Mahahual, Q.R. — Tropical Storm Lisa continues to develop says the National Meteorological Service of the Government of Mexico as a tropical cyclone warning is issued for parts of the Atlantic.

Early Tuesday, Mexico’s weather agency reported the storm was located approximately 795 kilometers east southeast of Xcalak, an area just south of Mahahual, with maximum sustained winds of 75 km/hour, with strong gusts and movement toward the west at 22 km/hour.

State Governor Mara Lezama reported that at the moment, the southern municipalities of Othón P. Blanco, Felipe Carrillo Puerto and José María Morelos remain on a Blue Alert.

On October 30, Quintana Roo Civil Protection (Coordinación Estatal de Protección Civil QRoo) issued a Blue Alert, which is minimal danger alert, for the extreme southern regions. However, local authorities continue to monitor the storm and are asking residents in those areas to remain attentive to official information.

Due to its forecast trajectory, it could cause rain in coming days, mainly in the south of the state, reported the State Civil Protection Coordination, who says they, together with the National Water Commission (Conagua), have emergency personnel and vehicles in place if need be.

Emergency services make rounds in south in preparation of possible rain from Lisa. Photo: CGC

As of Tuesday morning, the National Hurricane Centre in Miami reported that tropical storm warnings have been issued along the north coast of Honduras and that tropical storm watches were in effect for the Caribbean coast of Guetamala and Mexico’s southeastern Yucatan Peninsula.

Lisa is forecast to gradually develop into a Category 1 hurricane before it makes landfall in Belize sometime Wednesday.