The world downgraded Hurricane Grace to Category 1 off the coast of Mexico

The world downgraded Hurricane Grace to Category 1 off the coast of Mexico

Grace downgraded to Category 1 after Hurricane Grace pounded the eastern region Mexico This Saturday morning (21). At 9:00 a.m. (Brasilia time), the wind is blowing at a speed of 150 kilometers per hour.

The information was released by the National Hurricane Center USA (NHC, its abbreviation in English). This Saturday morning, before reaching the coast of Mexico, Grace had winds of 195 kilometers per hour Considered a Category 3 hurricane.

Despite the downgrade in the category, Reuters reports that the hurricane caused a section of the population to experience power outages, flooding and falling trees.

The NHC said Grace was heading west to Mexico and hoped the move would continue throughout the day.

The hurricane is expected to continue to slow as it moves toward the center of the country.

According to the NHC, Grace is expected to turn into a tropical storm in the next few hours and disappear by Sunday (22). The agency warned of the dangers of high tides, floods and landslides after the hurricane passed.

Grace has reached areas like Veracruz, an oil-producing state. The floods hit Ciudad Maduro in the state of Tamoulipas, where Pemex, a state-owned oil company, is located.

Some flights were canceled at the International Airport in Mexico City due to the hurricane.

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