Hurricane Delta downgrades to category 2 in Puerto Morelos; heads to Cancun

Hurricane Delta entered Mexican territory during the first hours of this Wednesday, descending to category 2.

At 5:30 in the morning the hurricane hit the municipality of Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, with a displacement of 28 kilometers per hour and maximum winds of 175 km / h.

Until this Tuesday night, the hurricane was category 4 but it was downgraded to category 3 when it made landfall in Cozumel, Quintana Roo. After passing through the island, it fell to category 2.

According to the latest report from the National Water Commission, Delta is located 55 kilometers west of Cancun, and will cause heavy torrential rains in the Yucatan Peninsula, as well as strong winds with gusts of 150 to 200 km / h, swell 5 to 9 meters high and a storm surge of 1 to 2 meters high in the north of Quintana Roo and 2 to 4 meters in the coasts of Yucatan.

The winds produced by the hurricane will affect from Dzilam, Yucatán, to Tulum, Q. Roo.

While torrential punctual rains are forecast in the north of Quintana Roo and the east of Yucatán. Intense point rains in Campeche and Tabasco, and very strong point rains in Chiapas.

In the morning conference on Wednesday, the federal government detailed that a special operation is being deployed in the area to address the damage that occurs.

The Admiral of the Secretariat of the Navy, Juan Carlos Vera, pointed out that there are 10,646 elements from various agencies deployed in Quintana Roo and Yucatán.

In addition to Semar, the Sedena, National Guard, Civil Protection, Conagua, CFE, the state authorities of Quintana Roo, Sedatu and the Ministry of Health participate.

For its part, Civil Protection reported that up to the last cut 39,290 people from both entities had evacuated, including tourists and citizens, who were transferred to temporary shelters.

According to the agency, at the moment no deaths or injuries are reported and only 95 trees have fallen. There are minor impacts in the Benito Juárez municipality, which is without electricity and Cozumel, which has a lack of energy in 70% of its territory.

Despite the degradation of the hurricane, 66 municipalities remain on high alert, 7 of them in Quintana Roo and 59 in Yucatán.

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