Dora storm strengthens in Pacific Central America


Although it is unlikely that the hurricane makes landfall, if storms and landslides cause of hills that could lead to serious consequences.

As of Thursday, the minimum temperatures would rise in the capital Lonquimay Mayor asks Piñera visit the area and accused the authorities continue to neglect of routes closed by power cuts and heavy snowfall in Lonquimay declare red alert in three communes of La Araucanía by heavy snowfall

GUATEMALA CITY .- Tropical Storm Dora was strengthened on Monday in the waters of Pacific off coast of Central America, where they took precautions against the possibility of heavy rain, which could increase the risk of landslides in an area already hit by rains.

Dora moves parallel to the coast of Guatemala to the west at 22 mph, with maximum sustained winds of 95 mph, said National Hurricane Center of the United States.

The center said the storm could reach hurricane strength on Tuesday, but not make landfall. However, in countries like Guatemala, hurricanes frequently downloaded causing torrential rains and landslides in hills with disastrous consequences for its impoverished population.

The storm could affect Mexico’s southern states like Oaxaca and Chiapas, which are already being affected by heavy rains. In Guatemala, where a low pressure system over the weekend left two people dead and three missing, the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (Conrad) was mobilizing staff to the most vulnerable areas.

So far this season two hurricanes have formed in the Pacific: Adrian, which reached Category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson scale, and Beatrice, who arrived in category 1, the lower the measurement, the two opposite coasts Mexico. Dora was located far from the coast, 580 miles from Salina Cruz, Mexico, where the state oil monopoly Pemex has an oil port and refinery with a capacity of 330,000 barrels per day.

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