Hurricane Jova to strike Mexico soon

October 11th, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Mexico City, Oct 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Mexico is bracing up for the strike of Hurricane Jova on Tuesday. Four coastal cities have been alerted and evacuated ahead of the arrival of the storm later in Tuesday. The storm is traveling at a speed of 185km/hour.

With such a speed and its current location, the National Hurricane Center in Miami reported on Tuesday morning that the storm which is on the Pacific Ocean might slam into the coast of Mexico with the strength of a hurricane. Most of the Pacific coast has been alerted to watch out for the storm.

The bulletin of the NHC warned that, “The center of the hurricane will be near the coast of Mexico in the hurricane warning area by this afternoon or evening… A dangerous storm surge is expected to produce significant coastal flooding near and to the east of where the center makes landfall.”

The storm is expected to be deadly with strength capable of uprooting trees. The resulting rain could also cause flash flood which can be life-threatening. Mexico has escaped the destruction of the storms this year because most of them have stayed off the coast.

Last year, about 125 people were killed in the hurricane season. The storms also destroyed properties worth $4 billion.

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