Tropical Storm Nora moves up Mexico’s western coast, 6 fishermen missing
Tropical Storm Nora is currently moving up Mexico’s Pacific coastline, with heavy flooding seen in the southwestern and western central regions.
The Associated Press reported that at least two people have been injured and six fishermen have been reported missing at sea. The fishermen had left from a port in in the western Mexican state of Guerrero on Wednesday.
The reported injuries were the result of landslides in the Mexican state of Jalisco, where about 500 homes were also damaged by the flooding.
As of Sunday afternoon, Tropical Storm Nora is situated close to Mexico’s state of Sinaloa, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) data. The storm is expected to continue to move north-northwestward for the next few days.
While #Hurricane #Ida is heading toward making landfall in Louisiana, the center of Hurricane #Nora in the Pacific is just grazing the coast of Jalisco, Mexico. Hurricane warnings have been extended northward along the Nayarit and Sinaloa coasts.
— NOAA Satellites (@NOAASatellites) August 28, 2021
A tropical storm warning is in effect for much of Mexico’s western coast, affecting the regions between the cities of Escuinapa and Topolobampo, which are roughly 320 miles apart.
A tropical storm watch is also in effect for the region between the cities of Cabo San Lucas and La Paz, which are located on the tip of the Baja California Peninsula.
At its current location, Tropical Storm Nora is roughly 1,000 km or about 620 miles from the U.S.-Mexico border. As the NOAA stated in its observations, the storm could begin to weaken over the next few days due to its proximity to land and its apparently slightly eastward movement.
However, there is high degree of uncertainty regarding the storm’s movement and intensity.