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Grace caused minor damage as it entered Mexico

Grace caused minor damage as it entered Mexico

Mexico, Aug 20 (Prensa Latina) Hurricane Grace left minor damage in its passage through Quintana Roo, limited to minor flooding and falling trees, poles and signs, in addition to 200,745 power outages, authorities reported on Friday.

After reaching Tulum early yesterday morning, the cyclone was downgraded to a tropical storm over Yucatan at around 10:00 local time; it then entered the Gulf of Mexico at 19:00 and according to the National Meteorological Service it would impact the central-northern coast of Veracruz this Friday night, once again as a category one hurricane.

The governor of Quintana Roo, Carlos Joaquin, ordered the resumption of work in the north of the state, the suspension of the dry law and the reactivation of operations at the Cancun International Airport.

He announced that the most affected areas in the state were Tulum and the area of Los Chunes, in Felipe Carrillo Puerto, where civil protection brigades, with the support of elements of the Secretariat of the Navy, the Army and the National Guard, evaluated the damages. The Federal Electricity Commission announced that 356 thousand users in Campeche (819), Quintana Roo (200 thousand 745) and Yucatan (154 thousand 488) were affected by the heavy rains and sustained winds of up to 130 kilometers per hour.

He reported that 49 percent of the supply has already been restored in the region, and in Campeche as a whole.


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