Rick will leave heavy to extraordinary rains in 9 states

Hurricane Rick, category 1 on the Saffir-Simpson scale, is expected to cause extraordinary to heavy rains in at least nine states of the Mexican Republic, as estimated by the National Water Commission (Conagua).

In Michoacán and Guerrero extraordinary precipitations (greater than 250 millimeters) are estimated. For this reason, the National Civil Protection Coordination of the Government of Mexico put the southeast, south and southwest of the first entity and southwest of the second on a red alert.

While in Colima, southern Jalisco, Morelos and western Oaxaca they will be intense, that is, from 75 to 150 mm.

Within the category of very strong, (from 50 to 75 mm) is the southwest of the State of Mexico and forts in Mexico City and Puebla.

These rains, produced by the system, says Conagua, could generate an increase in the levels of rivers and streams, landslides and floods in areas of Michoacán and Guerrero.

The National Meteorological Service (SMN) foresees that once it has made landfall on the coasts of Guerrero and Michoacán, this phenomenon will degrade into a tropical storm.

“Likewise, it is expected to cause wind gusts of 100 to 120 km / h and waves of 4 to 6 meters high on the coasts of Guerrero and Michoacán, as well as 70 to 80 km / h and waves of 1 to 3 m on the coast. of Colima. These conditions would decrease. In Guanajuato and Jalisco the wind gusts will be from 50 to 60 km / h ”, he indicated.

On the other hand, state authorities confirmed the installation of various temporary shelters. In Michoacán, in the Tierra Caliente region, they were opened in Coahuayan, La Huacana, Chinicuila / Villa Victoria, Buenavista, Arteaga. While in the Costa region you can find El Habillal, Plaza Azul, Lázaro Cárdenas, Guacamayas, La Mira and Buenos Aires.

This Monday, the natural phenomenon made landfall between the coasts of the states of Michoacán and Guerrero.

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