ANDhe Hurricane Delta arrived this morning on Mexican soil. The natural phenomenon entered the north coast of Quintana Roo, which caused torrential rains, with electric shocks and strong gusts of wind also in the Yucatan Peninsula. The Hurricane entered as category 3 on the Saffir-Simpson scale, because in the early hours of Wednesday, October 7, it degraded. It was later downgraded to category two.
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10:35 | 10 thousand soldiers deployed
The government of Mexico deployed more than 1 0 thousand soldiers in Yucatán and Quintana Roo, to protect the population, something that Juan Carlos Vera, from the Secretary of the Navy, confirmed this Wednesday morning at the morning conference of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
10: 25 | Optimism after Delta’s arrival
Luis Alberto Ortega Vázquez, director of the National Civil Protection Coordination, confirmed that so far the balance is good in general terms, on which detailed information will be given shortly.
10:15 | Delta, bound for the United States
Admiral Juan Carlos Vera, of the Secretary of the Navy, reported that around noon, Hurricane Delta will pass through the Gulf of Mexico towards the United States, specifically Louisiana, where it could regain strength after degrading to category 2 .
10:00 | Municipalities suffer without electricity
The governor of Quintana Roo, Carlos Joaquín, reported that Benito Juárez, Puerto Morelos, Solidaridad and Cozumel are the municipalities most affected by the passage of the hurricane.
“We still have the hurricane on us, we have to wait for this situation to end. Fortunately, it is on its way, it has not stopped and we hope it will leave soon, it is one of the visitors we do not want.”
In addition, he announced that 50% of Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Cozumel have no electricity, and that at 11 in the morning a clearer account of the damage could be obtained.
09:50 | Hurricane Delta damage
So far there have been no human losses, and at the moment only this type of damage is seen after the arrival of Delta.
09:40 | The noblest gesture in the midst of the storm
If something characterizes Mexicans, it is the great mutual support that is shown in each crisis, it has already been this way in many complicated moments recently, and this is no exception, proof of this is the noble gesture that Ricardo Pimentel had in the face of the hurricane Delta.
The citizen of Cancun gave shelter to more than 300 homeless dogs, cats, chicks and rabbits, to avoid any kind of tragedy for these beloved animals.
09:25 | How long does a hurricane last?
For sure, it is not possible to know the exact time that a hurricane or tropical cyclone will last, since they are all absolutely different.
The National Center for Disaster Prevention (Cenapred), ensures that in general the duration could range from one to two weeks, it can be more or less depending on the evolution of the hurricane and how it is shared when it makes landfall.
09:10 | Is this the strongest hurricane in history?
It is not. The National Hurricane Center of the United States has registered the largest cyclone that has been seen, in Hurricane San Ciriaco, which occurred in 1899 and lasted almost 28 days.
Another mega hurricane was called Ginger in 1969, with a duration of 27 days.
09:05 | What damage has Hurricane Delta caused?
Until 7 AM, only fallen trees and minor impacts have been reported, such as power outages in Cancun and Cozumel.
Civil protection explained that there were almost 40 thousand evacuees in the states of Quintana Roo and Yucatán.
In addition, until 7 AM there is no record of any death.
9:00 | Suspension of work in Mérida
Mauricio Vila, governor of Mérida, reported that as of 6:00 p.m. last Tuesday, October 6, the work of all activities will be suspended and this Wednesday will continue this measure, but hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and health services Health and emergencies will operate normally.
8:50 | Message from the government of Quintana Roo
Carlos Joaquín, governor of the State of Quintana Roo, is offering an online press conference to report everything that happened after Hurricane Delta made landfall.
8:40 | Some structures in the hotel zone suffered damage
According to the account of SkyAlert, the application that notifies about any meteorological phenomenon, some hotels posted in the hotel zone of Cancun suffered slight damage.
8:30 | Red alert remains for Hurricane Delta
“An attentive call is made to citizens to remain protected and safe, as well as to follow the instructions of the authorities through official media,” Civil Protection of Quintana Roo published on social networks.
8:20 | Conagua Report on Hurricane Delta
The latest Conagua report on Hurricane Delta reports that there will be maximum sustained winds of 165 km / h and gusts of 200 km / h, it is heading towards the northwest. In addition, it is causing torrential rains and electric shocks.
08:10 | What will the weather be like in the Yucatan Peninsula?
Cloudy sky with occasional torrential rains in Yucatán (east) and Quintana Roo (north) and intense in Campeche. Wind with gusts of 175 to 205 km / h and swells of 5 to 9 meters high on the north coast of Yucatan and Quintana Roo. Wind with gusts of 70 to 80 kilometers per hour and swells of 2 to 4 meters high on the shores of Campeche and the center and south of Quintana Roo. Storm surge 2 to 4 meters high will occur on the Yucatan coast, and 1.0 to 2.0 meters high on the north coast of Quintana Roo.
08:00 | Temporary shelters activated in Quintana Roo and 29 in Yucatán
During the morning press conference of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Luis Alberto, from Civil Protection, gave some numbers and figures on Hurricane Delta:
There is no notification of deaths caused by the passage of the Hurricane. In addition, in a preventive manner, yesterday 39,290 people were evacuated in Quintana Roo and Yucatán.
There are currently 45 temporary shelters activated in Quintana Roo and 29 in Yucatán.
As for the affectations, until 7 AM they were reported as mild. Only Fall of trees: 95 in Quintana Roo.
Power outage in Cancun
70% lack of energy on the island of Cozumel, where there is also minimal damage such as falling waterways and flooding.
There are currently 66 municipalities on maximum alert due to the presence of strong winds in the area: there are 7 in Quintana Roo and 59 in Yucatán.
07:50 | Delta’s trajectory will intensify as it enters the Gulf of Mexico
Admiral Juan Carlos Vera also said that “we hope that before noon the eye of the hurricane will pass approximately through Dzilam de Bravo, there it would leave the coasts to return to the Gulf of Mexico to the northwest and later to the north.
“Its trajectory will intensify when entering the Gulf of Mexico, in about 24 or 48 hours it will intensify again; it is estimated as a major hurricane and will rise in category, but already within the Gulf, and then enter the coasts of Louisiana, in United States”.
07:40 | Deployment of more than 10,600 military and civil authorities
Admiral Juan Carlos Vera released the following data on Hurricane Delta, which made landfall at 5:30 AM in the state of Quintana Roo.
“Deployment of more than 10 thousand 600 military and civil authorities in order to protect the citizens.”
“Hurricane Delta came with category 4, but at 1 AM it began to touch the coasts to the north of the Island of Cozumel and decreased its category to 3; this means that the winds were coming above 240 kilometers per hour and were reduced up to 180. More favorably, today at 7 AM it was downgraded to category 2, and the winds are between 100 and 1600 km / h. “
07:30 | Delta will enter the Gulf of Mexico in the next few hours
The Category 2 Hurricane Delta is located on land over the northeast of the Yucatan Peninsula and is forecast to enter the Gulf of Mexico off the northern coast of Yucatan in the next few hours. Its wide circulation will produce torrential punctual rains in eastern Yucatan and northern Quintana Roo, intense punctual in Campeche and Tabasco, as well as very strong punctual rains in Chiapas, so wind gusts of 175 to 205 km / h are expected. waves of 5 to 9 meters high significant in the north coast of Yucatan and Quintana Roo. Wind with gusts of 70 to 80 kilometers per hour and swells of 2 to 4 meters high: Campeche and Quintana Roo coasts (center and south).
07:20 | Strong winds with gusts of 150 to 200 km / h
The center of Hurricane Delta category 2 on the Saffir-Simpson scale is located on land 55 km west of Cancun. It will cause heavy to torrential rains in the Yucatan Peninsula and will cause strong winds with gusts of 150 to 200 km / h, waves of 5 to 9 meters high and a storm surge of 1 to 2 meters high in the north of Quintana Roo and from 2 to 4 meters on the coasts of Yucatan.
07:10 | Deployment in Yucatan and Quintana Roo
It is expected that at noon, the eye of the hurricane will stop hitting the Mexican territory with force, in any case the population is asked not to trust themselves, said Rear Admiral Juan Carlos Vera, during the morning conference of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
In the same conference, people from Civil Protection explained that until 7 AM there is no record of any death. In addition, there were almost 40 thousand evacuees in Quintana Roo and Yucatán.
Also, until 7 AM, only fallen trees and minor impacts have been reported, such as power outages in Cancun and Cozumel.
For his part, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador reported that Tabasco is working to serve the communities affected by the rains and the opening of the Peñitas Dam.
07:00 | They ask people to stay in their homes
Civil Protection asked this morning that people remain in their homes, as Hurricane Delta has just touched Mexican territory.
“It is necessary that the vulnerable population by Delta, Yucatan and Quintana Roo, remain in their homes, shelters, or in case of being tourists, in their hotel rooms when the Hurricane hits the ground and until the danger passes.”
06:50 | Delta weakens to category 2
Hurricane Delta weakens to category 2 on the SaffirSimpson scale, its center is located 35 km south of Cancun, Quintana Roo and is moving northwest.
Delta, now a category 2 on the Saffir-Simpson scale, made landfall very close to Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, at approximately 05:30 a.m. (Central Mexico time). It will cause heavy to torrential rains in the Yucatan Peninsula and will cause strong winds with gusts of 150 to 240 km / h, waves of 5 to 9 meters high and a storm surge of 1 to 2 meters high in the north of Quintana Roo and from 2 to 4 meters on the coasts of Yucatan.
06:40 | Hurricane, unstable phenomenon
The Hurricane can rapidly change shape, size, intensity, speed of travel, and direction of travel. The speed and trajectory of a hurricane depend on complex interactions between the atmosphere and the sea, although it typically moves at a speed of 15 to 20 miles per hour.
Furthermore, the category of a hurricane is not necessarily related to the damage it causes.
Category 1 or 2 hurricanes can cause severe effects depending on the atmospheric phenomena that interact with them. Hurricanes 3,4, or 5 are considered severe. (MARN)
06:30 | Official: At 5:30 a.m. was when the center of Hurricane Delta made landfall
Conagua confirmed that it was at 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 7, when the center of Hurricane Delta made landfall in the vicinity of Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo.
Puerto Morelos is the main port of Quintana Roo. It is located in the north of the state, 33 km south of Cancun.
The natural phenomenon will remain all day in Mexican territory and then return to the sea through the Gulf of Mexico towards the United States.
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Of course the torrential rains will follow. Winds of 150 to 240 km / h and waves of 5 to 9 meters high. The rains will be with electric shocks.
06:20 | What are the characteristics of Category 3 Hurricanes?
Delta downgraded from 4 to category 3; however, this did not prevent it from being classified as extremely dangerous when entering Mexican territory. But what are the characteristics of category 3 hurricanes? Here we explain it:
They are hurricanes with winds between 178 and 209 kilometers per hour that generate extensive damage: trees downed, as well as advertisements and signs that are not solidly installed.
In addition, they cause damage to the roofs of buildings and also to doors and windows, as well as to the structures of small buildings. Mobile homes and caravans destroyed.
Its swells are 2.97 to 3.96 meters above normal, also causing flooding in extensive areas of coastal areas, with extensive destruction of buildings that are near the coast.
For their part, large structures near the coast are seriously damaged by the onslaught of waves and floating debris. Flat lands 1.65 meters or less above sea level flood more than 13 kilometers inland. Therefore, evacuation must be of all residents along the coastal areas. (MARN)
06:10 | What does the Saffir-Simpson scale mean?
The Saffir-Simpson scale defines and classifies the category of a hurricane based on the speed of its winds. Category 1 is the least intense (winds from 119 to 153 km / h); Category 5 is the most intense (winds greater than 250 km / h). (MARN)
06:05 | Citizens already present damages due to Delta
Civil Protection reports that people have already begun to warn about damages after the arrival of Hurricane Delta.
“We are at the Benito Juárez Municipal Palace Command Center, participating in the reception of Memorandum reports from the public that is showing effects due to the effects of Hurricane Delta.”
06:00 | What is known about Hurricane Delta after making landfall
Continue the rains intense torrential in northern Quintana Roo and Yucatan East; intense in Campeche and Tabasco; strong in Chiapas, in addition to a storm surge of 1 to 2 meters on the north coast of Quintana Roo, and 2 to 4 meters on the beaches of Yucatán, due to the circulation of Delta.
The Category 3 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale has winds of 185 kilometers per hour (km / h) and gusts of 220 km / h.
Winds of 150 to 240 km / h and waves of 5 to 9 meters high are also forecast for the north of Quintana Roo and the coasts of Yucatan; North wind with gusts of 60 to 70 km / h in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, with waves of 1 to 3 m in the Gulf of Tehuantepec, while in Tabasco and the central and southern coasts of Veracruz, gusts of 50 to 60 km / h.
The prevention zone for hurricane winds remains from Dzilam, Yucatán, to Tulum, including Cozumel, in Quintana Roo, and the prevention zone for tropical storm winds from Dzilam to Progreso, in Yucatán, and from Tulum to Punta Herrero, in Quintana Roo.
The rains will be with electrical discharges and could cause an increase in the levels of rivers and streams, in addition to flooding in low-lying areas of the states mentioned.
05:50 | Hurricane Delta, maximum danger, Civil Protection alert
The Hurricane is announced as the maximum danger for Central and North Quintana Roo; North, Center, East and Northeast of Yucatan.
And high danger for the Northwest, West and South of Yucatan; West and South of Quintana Roo.
05:45 | Hurricane Delta wreaks havoc in Cancun
Intense rain occurs in the municipality of Benito Juárez, Cancun, as well as strong winds due to the presence of Hurricane Delta.
05:40 | What is the trajectory of Hurricane Delta?
According to the weather forecast, Hurricane Delta, which is currently category three, will travel through Quintana Roo and Yucatán throughout this Wednesday, October 7, to return at night to the sea through the Gulf of Mexico in the direction of the United States. (Image: Conagua)
05:30 | The center of Hurricane Delta, very close to the coast of Quintana Roo
The center of the dangerous Hurricane Delta is already very close to the coast of Quintana Roo. It is located 55 km east-northeast of Cozumel. It produces intense to torrential rains in the Yucatan Peninsula and will cause strong winds with gusts of 150 to 240 km / h, waves of 5 to 9 meters high and a storm surge of 1 to 2 meters high in the north of Quintana Roo and from 2 to 4 meters on the coasts of Yucatan. (Information and image: Conagua)
Hurricane Wind Prevention Zone from Dzilam, Yuc., To Tulum, Q. Roo, including Cozumel, Q. Roo. Prevention Zone for Tropical Storm winds from Dzilam to Progreso, Yuc., And from Tulum to Punta Herrero, Q. Roo.
05:25 | Hurricane Delta Caution!
Hurricane Delta, still category 3 on the Saffir-Simpson scale, causes torrential rains in northern Quintana Roo and eastern Yucatán, as well as intense rains in Campeche and Tabasco
Delta is moving northwest at 28 km / h, and its center is located 55 km east-northeast of Cozumel, Quintana Roo.
05:20 | Facts and figures about Hurricane Delta
1.- Hurricane Delta was downgraded to category 3 early this Wednesday
2.- Delta registers winds of 195 km / h
3.- The hurricane is moving at 26km / h
4.- The Mexican Caribbean coast was declared on alert due to the danger of the natural phenomenon
5.- In Cancun, more than 160 shelters were enabled
6.- All possible measures have been taken in the shelters to avoid contagion of coronavirus
7.- Approximately 41 thousand tourists were evacuated
04:40 | What to do during a Hurricane?
At the time of the arrival of a hurricane, you must take extreme precautions, following these important measures:
1.- Stay away from the windows
2.- Stay in your house or in a temporary shelter until the danger has passed
3.- Evacuate risk areas
4.- Monitor the water level if you live near a river or lagoon
5.- Try to stay calm
6.- Close doors and windows
7.- Cut the gas and electricity supply
04:30 | Bad news for the whole world
And while Hurricane Delta hits Mexico, the world has exceeded 36 million official coronavirus infections since the pandemic began in December last year in Wuhan, China. In addition, there are more than one million deaths around the planet from this terrible disease.
04:20 | Military support in affected areas
The Secretary of National Defense reported that as a result of the heavy rains caused by the entry of Hurricane Delta, the Disaster Support Force was activated , with 705 military personnel and 47 official vehicles; In addition, the Reaction Forces were activated, which are moving from Mexico City to the affected areas. Likewise, military personnel were deployed to carry out security tours, review the causes of tributaries and evacuation of the population at risk.
04:10 | Evacuation of civilians before the arrival of Hurricane Delta
With the help of the Mexican army, this was how some evacuations of civilians were on the afternoon of Tuesday, October 6, hours before the arrival of Hurricane Delta.
“Due to the effects caused by Hurricane Delta, troops from the 32nd Military Zone applied the DNIIIE Plan, in its relief phase, evacuating the inhabitants of the municipalities of Las Coloradas, San Felipe and Rio Lagartos, Yucatán,” he explained. the SEDENA.