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Tropical Storm Fernand makes its way toward Mexican land

Tropical Depression Seven has intensified and formed into Tropical Storm Fernand in the Gulf of Mexico, which meteorologists say will bring torrential rains to regions of Nuevo León, Tamaulipas and San Luis Potosí.

According to Servicio Meteorológico Nacional, Tropical Storm Fernand will hit the region today with wind gusts exceeding 60 km/h and three to four-meter waves along the coasts of Tamaulipas and the north of Veracruz.

Servicio Meteorológico Nacional is warning area residents of the possibility of landslides due to the expected heavy rains along with he dangers of “increased river and stream flows and floods in low-lying areas of these states.”

At 07:00 hours, central Mexico time, Fernand was located 70 kilometers southeast of La Pesca and 160 km north-northeast of Tampico, Tamaulipas with maximum sustained winds of 85 km/h and gusts of 100 km/h as the storm travels westward at 9 km/h.

It is predicted that its center will hit land during the morning hours along the coast Tamaulipas Central. People in these areas are being asked to use extreme precautions and comply with the recommendations of authorities of the National System of Civil Protection.