An area of ​​low pressure generated by the remnants of Grace could cause a tropical cyclone off the coast of the state of Jalisco, reported the National Meteorological Service.

An area of ​​low pressure generated by the remnants of Grace could cause a tropical cyclone off the coast of the state of Jalisco, reported this Sunday the National Meteorological Service of Mexico.

In a statement, the agency said that during the night of Sunday and early Monday the low-pressure zone will interact with Tropical Wave number 22 and with the abundant entry of moisture from the Pacific Ocean.

These conditions will promote intense punctual rains (from 75 to 150 millimeters (mm)) in the states of Colima, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacán, Nayarit, and Sinaloa).

In its most recent report, the SMN specified that at 7:00 p.m. (00:00 GMT) the low-pressure zone continued “with a 90% percent probability for cyclonic development, it is located 310 kilometers (km) west-southwest of Cabo Corrientes, Jalisco, and its movement is towards the west at a speed of between 16 to 24 km / h.

In less than 24 hours, Grace touched the Mexican coasts as a Category 3 hurricane in the early hours of Saturday, followed in the morning on land as a Category 1, then a tropical storm, and near Mexico City, in the afternoon, it weakened to a low residual pressure, which crossed the center of the country from east to west.

The torrential rains generated by Grace caused the death of nine people, eight in Veracruz and one in Puebla, in addition to severe flooding and damage in the state that sits on the Gulf of Mexico.

The most serious floods occurred in the city of Xalapa, the state capital, while in the northern zone a wide swath of towns was left without electricity and cut off due to road closures; In addition, the fixed and mobile telephone communication was cut off.

This Sunday, thousands of people were waiting for the restoration of electric power service, since the early hours of Saturday about 430,000 users were affected.

Veracruz residents, along with residents of the states of Hidalgo, Puebla, San Luis Potosí and Tlaxcala, suffer the inconvenience of living without electricity.

The state Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) reported that after Grace’s passage, just over 835,000 users in those states have been affected.

After sending workers from the Valley of Mexico to the east of the country, the CFE reported the restoration of 36% of the service, although Veracruz is the entity that has made the least progress in the recovery of the service with only 38%.

Damages in the northern part of the state range from falling trees to flooding, power outages, and falling electricity and telephone poles.

The authorities carried out this Sunday a damage assessment in the communities of Gutiérrez Zamora, Tecolutla, Poza Rica, Calzones, and Papantla, in which cleaning and sanitation work was carried out, in addition to the removal of trees and downed poles, as well as lifting debris on streets, roads and highways.

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