One missing, 200 homes damaged after Hurricane Max hit Mexico

Guerrero Gov. Hector Astudillo tweeted late Thursday that the disappearance and the damaged homes were in San Marcos, a township east of the resort city of Acapulco that lay in the storm's path.

Published: 16th September 2017 10:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th September 2017 10:32 AM   |  A+A-

People walk under a downpour on a flooded street in Acapulco, Guerrero state, Mexico, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. Hurricane Max hit Mexico's southern Pacific coast. | AP

By Associated Press

MEXICO CITY: A person was missing and about 200 homes were reported damaged by water or the wind in the Pacific coast state of Guerrero after Hurricane Max hit land east of Acapulco.

Guerrero Gov. Hector Astudillo tweeted late Thursday that the disappearance and the damaged homes were in San Marcos, a township east of the resort city of Acapulco that lay in the storm's path.

Max degenerated into a broad area of low-pressure Friday, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center, but its remnants were still capable of dumping heavy rains over Guerrero and western Oaxaca states.

Meanwhile farther out in the Pacific, Tropical Storm Norma strengthened into a hurricane on a path that should take it to the Los Cabos resorts at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula by late Sunday or Monday.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Norma was centred about 270 miles (435 kilometers) south of Cabo San Lucas. It had winds of 75 mph (120 kph) and was edging north-northwest at about 2 mph (4 kph).

The center said swells generated by Norma will begin affecting portions of the coast of southwestern Mexico and Baja California Sur on Saturday and continue into early next week.

In the Atlantic Ocean, Jose re-strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane in the Atlantic.

The hurricane center said Jose had sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph) and was located about 640 miles (1,025 kilometers) south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.

A new tropical depression also formed far out in the Atlantic and was expected to become a tropical storm later in the day or on Saturday.

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