Tropical Storm Karl 2010 – Karl Hits Mexico
Tropical Storm Karl 2010 – Karl Hits Mexico – Tropical Storm Karl has begun to strengthen as it makes it way over to the Yucatan Peninsula, and begins to affect the beaches of the Mayan Riviera. So far Karl has been reported to have maximum sustained winds of 65 mph and is located about 105 miles east of Chetumal, Mexico.
A tropical storm warning has been issued for the Yucatan Peninsula from Chetumal up to Cabo Catoche, as well as parts of Belize.
The storm is expected to reach land near Tulum, which is a popular beach town as well as harboring Mayan ruins. It is then predicted to rapidly weaken into a tropical depression. Afterwards, it will most likely move back out over the Gulf of Mexico where it could turn into a hurricane.
So far there have not been any evacuations issued, although heavy rain and storm warnings have been issued. The deputy state public safety secretary, Didier Velasquez, said, “The police in all communities are just monitoring. There are no instructions to evacuate or activate shelters.”
Although guests staying at the local resorts have been told to watch for heavy rains and winds, so far there have been no reports of any one choosing to leave.
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