Thursday, May 30, 2013

News and Videos of Barbara

Blog post by Tina Winterlik © 2013!/zipolita @zipolita Google+

Sad news, 2 dead and 14 missing from Hurricane Barbara. Thankfully it has downgraded to a Tropical Depression now but there is flooding. I am sure there will be damage on roads and some mud slides further inland.

Hurricane Barbara floods Mexico's southern Pacific coast, kills two

"A tropical storm warning was in effect from Salina Cruz in Oaxaca to Pijijiapan in Chiapas state.
Between 6 and 10 inches of rain was expected over eastern Oaxaca through western Chiapas, along with a storm surge of 3 to 5 feet above normal tide levels, the NHC said."

Hurricane Barbara weakens to tropical depression in Mexico

"Hurricane Barbara drenched a sparsely populated stretch of Mexico's southern Pacific coast with rain Wednesday after making the second-earliest landfall since reliable record-keeping began in 1966. It quickly lost strength over land but not before killing at least two people, including a man identified by local officials as a U.S. surfer."

"Farther to the east, near the landfall area, 14 fishermen who set out to sea Wednesday morning from the town of Tapanatepec had been reported missing, Maza said.
Barbara came ashore with winds of about 75 mph (120 kph) and lost power as it moved inland. By Wednesday night, maximum sustained winds had dropped to 50 mph (85 kph) as the storm slogged northward, but flooding was reported in some areas and remained a threat.
On May 23, the National Hurricane Center had said odds favor a above-normal hurricane season in the eastern Pacific for 2013." Read more here