October 6, 2003 |
Tropical Storm Larry lost strength Sunday as it moved south across Tabasco state, while attention turned to two hurricanes threatening the Pacific coast. Hurricane Olaf late Sunday was located 110 miles southwest of Manzanillo and was expected to move north, parallel to the coastline. The Mexican government issued a hurricane warning for the Pacific coast as Olaf packed winds of 75 mph.
September 7, 1999 |
Tropical storm Greg was upgraded to a hurricane Monday night and lashed Mexico's Pacific Coast, killing nine people, officials and news reports said. Six people died in the central state of Morelos, two in the Pacific coastal state of Colima and one in the southern state of Chiapas, Mexico's Televisa evening news reported. Authorities began evacuating hundreds of residents in low-lying areas Monday as Greg's winds strengthened to 75 mph over the Pacific Ocean.
October 18, 1998 |
Authorities evacuated about 3,000 people to shelters Saturday as Mexico's southern Pacific coast braced for heavy rains and flash flooding while Hurricane Lester churned offshore. Public safety officers in Oaxaca asked about 500 families to leave their homes in three townships that could be in the path of the storm, the Civil Protection Secretariat in Oaxaca state reported. Authorities in neighboring Guerrero state also reportedly began evacuations.
October 10, 1997 |
In the worst natural disaster to strike Mexico since a 1988 storm, Hurricane Pauline swept through this tourist mecca early Thursday, leaving at least 124 dead in the region--with some estimates twice as high--thousands homeless and untold millions of dollars in damage. Most of the dead were counted in and around Acapulco, a port city usually filled with carefree Mexican and foreign tourists.
June 25, 1996 |
Hurricane Alma turned back out to sea and was downgraded to a tropical storm after a deadly brush with Mexico's southern coast that killed three people and left hundreds homeless. The season's first Pacific hurricane shredded homes, toppled trees and clogged roads in and near the port city of Lazaro Cardenas, about 220 miles southwest of Mexico City. Poor neighborhoods of cardboard-and-wood homes were devastated, though more solid buildings generally withstood the storm.
September 21, 1995 |
Navy rescue teams and fishermen scoured Mexico's northwestern coast Wednesday in a desperate search for victims and possible survivors of Hurricane Ismael as the death toll rose above 100. Navy officials said they had three helicopters and several boats in the Gulf of California looking for bodies. The Mexican navy was joined by dozens of small boats operated by fishermen hoping to find missing comrades.