Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Carlotta pounded Mexico's Pacific coast southeast of Acapulco ahead of its expected landfall late Saturday or early Sunday
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Heavy rain and wind from Tropical Storm Carlotta lashed Mexico’s Pacific coast southeast of Acapulco ahead of its expected landfall late Saturday or early Sunday.
Carlotta, the third named storm of the Pacific hurricane season, was meandering just off Mexico’s coast, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center.
It said that Carlotta had maximum sustained winds near 50 mph (85 kph), and its center was located about 70 miles (115 kilometers) south-southeast of Acapulco. The storm was drifting northward Saturday afternoon.
The hurricane center says the storm threatens torrential rains for the coastline of the southern states of Guerrero and Oaxaca, with up to 10 inches possible in some areas. Flash flooding and mudslides are also possible.
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On Friday, the Mexican Interior Department reported that there were no deaths in the resort cities of Los Cabos from Tropical Storm Bud, which left the Baja California Peninsula and re-emerged over the Gulf of California.
The hurricane center said Bud was expected to dissipate Saturday over the high terrain of the Mexican state of Sonora. Its remnants were expected to bring heavy rain to northwest Mexico and the southwest United States.