Rina Category Honduras
October 26, 2011 by staff
As of Wednesday morning, with maximum sustained winds were 110 mph Rina – just 1 mph below 3 Categroy state, Miami-based National Hurricane Center.
The center of the storm was centered about 230 miles (370 kilometers) south-southeast of Cozumel, Mexico, and about 205 miles (330 kilometers) east-southeast of Chetumal, Mexico, forecasters said. It was moving slowly westward, about 4 mph (6 kph).
The forecast models show the strengthening of Rina in a Category 3 hurricane before coming to the Yucatan Peninsula.
Rina “has the potential to become a hurricane today or tonight,” the Hurricane Center said Wednesday morning. Rina is expected to reach Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula on Thursday.
Residents and tourists in Cancun were worried about storing supplies to prepare for the storm.
Carla Bautista bought tuna bread, water and canned goods.
“It’s my first hurricane. This is new. … I’m a little scared because I do not know what to expect,” said Bautista, 28, who moved to Cancun two months ago from Mexico City on Tuesday.
Spanish Tourist Ramon Alba, 49, said he has been unable to find a flight.
“We’ve been told I can stay here at the hotel or perhaps lead us to a school or something (for housing), if we can not find a flight by Friday,” he said.
The driver’s cabin Coba Salvador Millan, 40, said he was worried by the coup Rina can meet the local economy.
Hurricane Wilma in 2005, recalled, “was a very large hurricane that was above us for three days.” Then he said, “there was no work. Canc?n was a very sad state. I remember it took a year to Cancun to recover. There was no work for the first six months. People do not return until after a years later . ”
A hurricane warning was in effect for the Yucatan Peninsula from north of Punta Gruesa to Cancun. A tropical storm warning was in effect from Cancun to Punta Gruesa, and a tropical storm watch was in effect for the coast of Belize, from Belize City northward, and the Honduran islands of Roatan and Guanaja.
“The tropical storm conditions are expected to reach the coast in the area of ??tropical storm warning later today,” said Hurricane Center. The hurricane warning area will likely see hurricane conditions, including winds of at least 74 miles per hour Thursday morning.
U.S. Officials issued a travel alert to U.S. citizens in the area to prepare for the possibility of a hurricane.
Some tourists decided not to take any chances.
“We wanted to get out. … We were on vacation and just do not want to stress,” said Kathy Davis, 57, an American with a timeshare in Cancun.
She said she and her husband celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary at the airport waiting to catch a flight.
In the hotel zone of Cancun, boats and crews to ensure compensation palm leaves and debris.
Kelly McLaughlin moved the toys of his six year old son inside and trimmed branches from the trees around your home.
“I’m reviewing everything to make sure that there is nothing to lose,” said McLaughlin, a Canadian living in Cancun for eight years.
McLaughlin, 40, said that preparing for storms has become routine since Hurricane Wilma.
“My friends who are fairly new in Cancun are much more nervous and start being a little stressed,” he said. “I’m just trying to keep everyone calm.”
Lines at supermarkets and gas stations were long, residents said.
Rina is expected to accelerate the northwest and Wednesday afternoon, then north on Thursday night, forecasters said.
The storm is to download 8 to 16 inches of rain on Cozumel and the Yucatan peninsula east until Friday, the NHC said. Rina increased storm is expected to raise the water level up to 5 to 7 feet above normal tide levels, especially close to the right of its center, forecasters said, and is also expected to cause “major and destructive “waves.
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