Max lands near Acapulco, damaging 200 homes
A person was missing and about 200 homes were reported damaged by water or wind in the Pacific coast state of Guerrero after hurricane Max hit land east of Acapulco.
Guerrero Gov. Hector Astudillo tweeted late Thursday that the disappearance and the damaged homes were in San Marcos, a township east of the resort city of Acapulco that lay in the storm’s path.
Max degenerated into a broad area of low pressure Friday, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center, but its remnants were still capable of dumping heavy rains over Guerrero and western Oaxaca states.
Meanwhile farther out in the Pacific, tropical storm Norma was gathering strength and heading toward the Los Cabos resorts at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula.
The hurricane centre said Norma was “almost a hurricane” and centred about 445 kilometres south of Cabo San Lucas. It had winds of 110 km/h and was edging northwest at about 4 km/h.
The forecast track could put it at hurricane strength west of Los Cabos in about three days.
In the Atlantic Ocean, Jose restrengthened into a Category 1 hurricane in the Atlantic.
The hurricane centre said Jose had sustained winds of 120 km/h and was located about 1,025 kilometres south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C.
Meanwhile, a new tropical depression also formed far out in the Atlantic and was expected to become a tropical storm later Friday or on Saturday.