Hurricane Agatha makes landfall in Mexico

Hurricane Agatha makes landfall in Mexico

May 30, 2022 by CBS News

Key Facts

  • World Updated on: May 30, 2022 / 5:24 PM / CBS/AP Hurricane Agatha made landfall at 4 p.m. CT Monday just west of Puerto Angel, Mexico, with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph, according to the U.S.
  • The National Hurricane Center warned of "extremely dangerous" coastal flooding from storm surge and "life-threatening" hurricane-force winds in the state Oaxaca.
  • National Hurricane Center said the storm was expected to drop 10 to 16 inches of rain on parts of Oaxaca, with isolated maximums of 20 inches, posing a danger for flash floods and mudslides.
  • Masters was not sure if Agatha was kicked off by a tropical wave - areas of low pressure that move across the tropics - but the storm has benefitted from warm waters and low wind shear.

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