Hurricane Bud upgraded to category 3 as Mexico and US face ‘life-threatening’ flooding

Monday, June 11, 2018
By Paul Martin

A POWERFUL tropical storm is forecast to ravage parts of Mexico and south-west America with “life-threatening” floods and 115mph winds after today being upgraded to a category 3 hurricane.

By Joshua Nevett
11th June 2018

Hurricane Bud, now churning northwards around 380 km (235 miles) off the coast of western Mexico, intensified early Monday into a category 3, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

With maximum sustained winds of 115mph, Hurricane Bud is expected to rip through the western coasts of Mexico in the coming days.

Intense storms have been forecast in states along Mexico’s Pacific Ocean shoreline, including Michoacán, Jalisco, Colima and Guerrero.

In its latest update at 6am MDT, the NHC said up to 10 inches of rain could fall in isolated regions of southwestern Mexico on Tuesday afternoon.

Torrential downpours could cause “life-threatening” flash floods, mudslides and waves along coastal areas in Mexico, the NHC said.

NHC forecasters said: “Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 115 mph (185 km/h) with higher gusts.

“Bud is now a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

“Some additional strengthening is possible today, but a slow weakening trend is expected to begin by early Tuesday.”

The hurricane is moving north-west at about 10mph – a course it is expected to take until mid-week, the NHC said.

The Rest…HERE

Leave a Reply

Join the revolution in 2018. Revolution Radio is 100% volunteer ran. Any contributions are greatly appreciated. God bless!

Follow us on Twitter