Agatha hit Mexico dramatically.
Three people died and eight are missing following the arrival Monday on the coast of the state of Oaxaca (south of the country) of this hurricane, downgraded Tuesday to a tropical storm, announced the local government.
"When Agatha made landfall, the day ended with no loss of life, but the heavy rains that fell early Tuesday morning caused the rivers to burst their banks and caused landslides," said Alejandro Murat. , governor of that state.
"Three people are dead and eight are missing."
The three people who died were in the localities of Santa Catarina Xanaguia and Llano del Chillar, detailed the Civil Protection of the State.
"The most violent hurricane" since 1949 for a month of May
The phenomenon, the first hurricane of the season on the Pacific coast of Mexico, made landfall as a Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale (which has 5) on Monday afternoon, west of Puerto Angel, a coastal town of about 2,500 inhabitants in the state of Oaxaca.
It was "the most violent hurricane" ever recorded on the Pacific coast of Mexico in May since 1949, assured Monday the National Hurricane Center of the United States (NHC).
Agatha was moving on Tuesday towards the south of the state of Veracruz (east), which borders the Gulf of Mexico, causing torrential rains in this region and the south of the country.
Some 5,240 tourists have been identified in the risk zone, between the resorts of Puerto Escondido and Huatulco, according to local authorities.
Mexico is hit by tropical cyclones on its Pacific and Atlantic coasts every year, usually between May and November.
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