Storm Katia rapidly weakens after making landfall in Mexico

Storm Katia rapidly weakens after making landfall in Mexico

Storm Katia rapidly weakens after making landfall in Mexico

In a statement, Mexico's national weather service (SMN) said that "maintaining its trajectory and movement speed, it is estimated that it will reach land around 11 p.m. today near".

Forecasters say the Category 1 storm is stationary but is expected to turn southwest on Friday and approach Mexico's coast by early Saturday.

Hurricane Irma is driving toward Florida passing the eastern end of Cuba as Hurricane Katia (L) is also seen in this NASA GOES satellite image taken at 1737 EDT (2137 GMT) on September 8, 2017. The storm weakened as it moved west, and its remnants are now located near Hidalgo.

Residents observe the levels of the Tecoluca River, in Mexico's Veracruz state, after Hurricane Katia.

The western quadrant of the storm was over the east coast state of Veracruz, Mexico.

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- Rain: Katia is expected to drop 5 to 10 inches over northern Veracruz, and 2 to 5 inches over far southern Tamaulipas, northeast Puebla and southern Veracruz through Saturday morning.

Only 26 minutes separated the announcements of Irma and Katia making landfall. This rainfall may cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides, especially in areas of mountainous terrain. Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves.

Jose has winds of 75 miles per hour and is quickly strengthening, but poses no immediate threat to land. "The previous record was [Typhoon] Haiyan in the [Northwest] Pacific at 24 hours".

For Jose, the government of Antigua has issued a tropical storm warning for Antigua, Barbuda, and Anguilla.

On August 9, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrated (NOAA) forecasted an above-normal hurricane season, perhaps the most active since 2010.

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