Franklin May Trigger Mudslides as Storm Slams Mexico

Posted by on Tuesday, August 8, 2017
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Tropical Storm Franklin has weakened over the interior of the Yucatan Peninsula.

Heavy rains and flash flooding possible across the Yucatan Peninsula and southeastern Mexico.

Through Wednesday rainfall amounts of 150 mm are possible, locally amounts may be higher across the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico and Belize.

Highest rainfall amounts are likely over the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. 

In addition, Franklin is expected to bring up to 200 mm of rainfall through Thursday to northern Veracruz, Puebla, Tlaxcala, Hidalgo, and eastern San Louis Potosi in eastern Mexico.

These rains will be capable of producing life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.

Franklin will also bring a storm surge that will raise water levels by as much as half a metre above normal tide levels along the east coast of the Yucatan peninsula early this morning.  The surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves.

Water levels are expected to diminish after sunrise.



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