Willa is expected to arrive on the Mexican Pacific coast this Tuesday afternoon. The storm will be accompanied by heavy rains that can cause flooding and landslides.
The authorities of the states of the Pacific coast of Mexico are preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Willa with large-scale evacuations, the strengthening of its infrastructure and administrative measures such as the suspension of classes in schools.
According to published Reuters, the hurricane could become one of the strongest in recent years. Before his arrival, at least 10,000 people have been evacuated, the agency said.
It is expected that the now category 4 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 209 kilometers per hour, makes landfall this Tuesday afternoon a few kilometers south of Mazatlan.
According to theforecastof Tuesday of the National Center of Hurricanes American (NHS), the life-threatening storm threatens the inhabitants of the Islands Marías, as well as those of the south of the state of Sinaloa and Nayarit.
"Everyone in the Marias Islands, as well as within the hurricane warning area along the central-western Mexican coast, must prepare for strong, potentially deadly hurricane winds associated with Willa's eye," reads the statement. NHS.
Likewise, the center has indicated that the hurricane winds of Willa will extend towards the mountainous area of the central-western zone of the country, as the storm advances towards the interior of Mexico.
As a result, the heavy rains brought by Willa are likely to produce flash floods and landslides in a large part of southwestern and central-western Mexico.