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Max, second hurricane to hit Mexico in one week

Acapulco, Guerrero — Hurricane Max has landed outside Acapulco in what has become the country’s second hurricane in a week.

The Category 1 storm landed at 4:00 p.m. in the town of Pico del Monte on the border of Laguna Chautengo, and 90 kilometers from Acapulco, both in Guerrero. Hurricane Max arrived with intense torrential rain and strong 130 mp/h winds that created elevated sea swells of between 3 and 5 meters in Guerrero, Oaxaca and Michoacán, according to a report of the National Meteorological Service (SMN).

The municipality of San Luis Acatlán, Guerrero was also by Max, but as a tropical storm. Weather conditions have consisted of intense storms in the central coast of Guerrero and very strong in the east coast of Michoacán.

The storm also hit Colima and the coast of Oaxaca, one of the states devastate by the recent 8.2 earthquake.

Civil Protection of Guerrero activated the Red Alert for the hurricane due to the anticipated danger and the rapid approach of Max toward the coast of the state. In a statement, the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) announced they activated a contingency plan for the passing of the hurricane which included the deployment of 462 workers, 201 vehicles, 95 cranes and 7 emergency plants.

Mexico’s east coast was hit exactly one week ago by Hurricane Katia, which caused extensive damage to the region of Veracruz.

Currently on the country’s Pacific side is tropical storm Nora. The National Hurricane Center out of Miami has already issued an advisory for Norma saying it could turn into hurricane status by Friday night. Norma is expected to hit Cabo San Lucas late Monday.