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Yucatecans must be alert to the intense hurricane season

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The State Coordination of Civil Protection in Yucatan (Procivy) urged Yucatecans to be alert because we are already facing the most intense phase of the tropical cyclone season in the Atlantic.

Some recommendations are: have your contingency plans ready so that the possible threat of a meteorological phenomenon does not take you by surprise.

Enrique Alcocer Basto, head of Yucatan Civil Protection

(Procivy), reported that according to what has been experienced in previous years, August, September and part of October are considered the most active phase of hurricanes and that is when the Yucatan Peninsula has been affected by these phenomena.

The official detailed the currently active meteorological phenomena in the region and which are monitored by the agency under his charge: “we have the tropical depression Gert some three thousand kilometers to the southeast of our State; the low pressure remnants of what was tropical cyclone Emily now southwest of the Antilles and more than 4,000 km east of Yucatán, and tropical storm Franklin, in the Caribbean Sea, some 2,000 km , but none represents a risk for Yucatán”.

Also, he indicated that during the formation of tropical depression number 9 there were effects of moisture drag, also without direct risk to the state, and now it became tropical storm Harold, but it will affect other latitudes.

He added that there are also other tropical waves leaving Africa, as every year, which can become large cyclones leaving the Cape Verde Islands.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecast an above-average hurricane season, Alcocer reminded.

He indicated that unusually warm ocean temperatures could intensify storm activity. Forecasters anticipated between six to 11 hurricanes, of which two to five will be major hurricanes.

The head of Procivy reiterated that “we are very aware of this most intense period, the remainder of August, September and until November 30 when the hurricane season in the Atlantic ends.”

He recalled that in Yucatan there is a network of 1,200 temporary shelters distributed in the 106 municipalities, as well as 40 that are used in a special way for operations carried out directly by the state government, such as the evacuation of the coast and some very flooded in the southern cone.

TYT Newsroom

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