MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Pamela moved inland over Mexico’s northwest area Wednesday after slamming into the coast simply north of Mazatlan earlier within the day as a hurricane.
Pamela made landfall 40 miles (65 kms) north of the port metropolis of Mazatlan, which can also be a resort for Mexican vacationers.
Civil protection officers within the northern state of Sinaloa stated Pamela’s wind and rains prompted minor flooding however did little injury within the metropolis.
The U.S. Nationwide Hurricane Heart stated Pamela’s winds had fallen to about 45 mph (75 kph) by noon because it moved inland. It was centered 170 miles (270 kilometers) northeast of Mazatlan and shifting northeast at 25 mph (40 kph).
The hurricane heart warned of the potential of flash floods in affected areas.
Pamela’s remnants was forecast to weaken because it crossed over northern Mexico and was anticipated to dissipate later within the day earlier than reaching the Texas border.