Mexico: Hurricane claims 11 lives, leaves 20 missing


Hurricane Agatha has killed at least 11 people in southern Mexico and caused catastrophic floods and mudslides. Around 20 people due to the Agatha is missing, and it is regarded as the strongest recorded storm to come ashore in May.

The governor of the southern state of Oaxaca asserted the storm burst the river banks and swept people away from their homes, and other victims were buried under mud and rocks.


‘There were rivers that overflowed, and on the other hand, and the most serious part, were landslides.’

Most deaths occurred in small mountain towns just inland from the coast. There were also reports of three children missing near the beach resort of Huatulco.

Power had been restored to some communities near the coast, but bridges were smashed away, and mudslides blocked several highways.

San Isidro del Palmar, only a couple of miles inland from the coast, was swamped by the Tonameca river that flows through the town.

Agatha was the first hurricane of the eastern Pacific hurricane season that occurred on Monday afternoon and made landfall, attacking beach towns and fishing villages in Oaxaca.

Jubilee Road was told to take down Union Flag bunting because of health and safety.


Suddenly the power was lost as it moved inland over the mountains but had been a strong category two storm, with maximum sustained winds of 105mph.

The storm’s remnants were moving northeast into Veracruz state yesterday, having only formed on Sunday.

Jeff Masters, the meteorologist with Yale Climate Connections and the founder of Weather Underground, confirmed that it was the strongest hurricane on record to make landfall in May in the eastern Pacific.

It is unclear whether the changing climate played a role in the storm’s record-breaking.

Share post:



More like this

UK: MP Michael Ellis hosts Q&A Session at Headlands School, Thorplands Academy, expresses gratitude

British Conservative Party Politician and Member of Parliament for Northampton, North, hosted Q&A Session with Pupils Prepped by Laura Kuenssberg at both Headlands School and at Thorplands Academy, who had previously attended a seminar with the senior BBC journalist Laura Kuenssberg discussing how to interview political figures.

Vision Coaching to host Ayrshire Summer Camp 2023 for kids aged 5-14

Vision Coaching's Ayrshire Summer Camp 2023 is set to provide an exciting and educational experience for children aged 5 to 14. Running from Monday, July 3rd, 2023, to Friday, August 11th, 2023, at the Cambusdoon Sports Club, this multi-sports camp guarantees high-quality activities and instruction.

UK: MP Robert Largan Opposes Asylum Dispersal Center Plan for Buxton

Britsh Conservative Party Politician and Member of Parliament for High Peak in the United Kingdom, Robert Largan, shared the news of discussions that are being made between the University of Derby and High Peak Labour Council for converting the High Peak Halls in Buxtton into a large-scale Asylum Dispersal Centre.

Dominica: Minister Melissa Skerrit inspires National Assessment Champions students for exams

The Housing Minister of Dominica, Melissa Skerrit, visited the students from her National Assessment Champions class who will be sitting exams to give a pep talk and provide supplies required for the exams along with a few treats. Minister Skerrit encouraged students and wished them luck for their upcoming exams.