Title: Tropical Storm Norma Approaches Mainland Mexico as Hurricane Tammy Makes Landfall in Barbuda
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As the hurricane season continues, Tropical Storm Norma is steadily heading towards mainland Mexico, while Hurricane Tammy has already made a direct hit on the Caribbean island of Barbuda. The arrival of these powerful storms has prompted warnings from the National Hurricane Center, primarily for heavy rainfall and flash flooding in affected regions.
Norma, which is currently moving north-northeastward across the Gulf of California, is expected to approach the west coast of mainland Mexico on Sunday, officially making landfall the following day. By Sunday night, Norma had sustained winds of 65 mph, with tropical storm-force winds reaching up to 155 miles from its center. Although it was once a Category 4 hurricane, Norma weakened to a tropical storm as it crossed the Baja California Peninsula.
The slow pace of Norma is increasingly concerning, as it raises the possibility of severe flooding. Meteorological predictions estimate rainfall between six to 12 inches, with certain areas potentially experiencing up to 18 inches. Reports of damage so far have been minimal, limited to downed trees and power poles.
To ensure the safety of residents and visitors, the federal government has deployed 500 marines to the resort area of Baja California Sur in order to assist with storm preparations. Despite the approaching storm, hotels in Los Cabos remain predominantly occupied by tourists, and airports are expected to resume flights by midday on Sunday.
In Barbuda, a country still recovering from previous storm activity, residents are preparing themselves for potential flooding as the island remains saturated. The government has initiated the opening of approximately 40 shelters around the country to provide refuge and support in the event of severe weather.
While both Norma and Tammy were Category 1 hurricanes during landfall, the attention now turns towards the potential consequences of prolonged heavy rainfall and slow-moving weather patterns. The National Hurricane Center continues to monitor the progression of these storms and provide updates on their predicted paths.
As we await the full impact of these storms, it is crucial for residents and travelers to stay informed and take necessary precautions as advised by local authorities. Female Arts will continue to closely follow the developments of these storms, assessing their impact on Mexico and Barbuda, and providing regular updates on our site.
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