Storm Katia rapidly weakens after making landfall in Mexico

SOCIAL MEDIA | REUTERS | BDN

Katia is the 11th named storm this Atlantic hurricane season and follows Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Jose. Hurricane Irma is a Category 5 hurricane, and was approaching Grand Turk island early Thursday evening.

Jose is one of two major hurricanes in the Atlantic basin.

This is the first time on record that the Atlantic has had two hurricanes with winds of more than 150 miles per hour at the same time, Colorado State University meteorologist Philip Klotzbach said. Prime Minister Gaston Browne said it's possible a mandatory evacuation may be ordered by Friday.

It may also hit the land around the same time as the expected landfall of Hurricane Irma in southern Florida, while another weather disturbance called Hurricane Jose which is now situated around 1,000 miles to the east is also expected to hit the same Caribbean islands that Irma plowed through this week.

Not to be forgotten, Hurricane Katia is drifting toward Mexico's gulf coast.

Hurricane Irma has caught a lot of attention over the last few days, but its not the only hurricane in the Atlantic.

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) issued warnings in the areas within Cabo Rojo and Laguna Verde in Mexico as Katia threatens to pass by the eastern coast of the country.

A hurricane watch is in effect for Antigua and Barbuda, and a tropical storm watch is in effect for Anguilla, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis and Saba and St. Eustatius, according to the hurricane center.

The hurricane was located 145 miles south of Tampico, Mexico, and 115 miles west-northwest of Veracruz, Mexico.

Related News: