Storm Katia rapidly weakens after making landfall near Tecolutla, Mexico

Storm Katia rapidly weakens after making landfall near Tecolutla, Mexico

Despite weakening gradually after landing in Mexico on Friday, Katia was expected to keep lashing east-central Mexico with rains for another 24 hours, potentially also affecting the neighboring state of Puebla.

In preparation for the storms, particularly the very risky Hurricane Irma, several corporate entities, such as, the Ritz Carlton and American Airlines, have taken precautionary measures.

A tropical storm, Katia, is now off the coast of Mexico and projected to become a hurricane as well.

The storm originally made landfall just north of Tecolutla, Mexico Friday night as a Category 1 hurricane with 75 miles per hour winds.

It is one of three active hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean alongside Category Five Irma and Category One Jose.


This same phenomenon happened as recently as previous year when Tropical Storms Ian, Julia and Karl all occupied the Atlantic.

The National Hurricane Center says Irma made landfall on the Camaguey Archipelago of Cuba late Friday and has maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour.

Katia is in the western Gulf of Mexico, and will drift toward the Mexico coast this weekend. Katia made landfall Friday night as a hurricane.

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

Jose was the tenth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season. Meanwhile, Katia is sitting nearly stationary (moving at 3 mph) within the Gulf of Mexico, just off the coast of Veracruz and Tampico.

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