Max lands near Aca­pulco, dam­ag­ing 200 homes

Waterloo Region Record - - WORLD -

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.

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