Floods threaten Mexico

Tropical depression Jose made its way over the Mexican mainland Tuesday morning.

BY HEATHER MOYER | BALTIMORE | August 23, 2005


Tropical depression Jose made its way over the Mexican mainland Tuesday morning.

The small storm formed quickly Monday afternoon in the Gulf of Campeche just off the coast. According to the National Hurricane Center, the storm will bring localized heavy rains totaling three to five inches in the mountainous areas of east central Mexico. Forecasters also predict isolated areas receiving up to 10 inches of rain, which could cause mudslides and flash floods.

The storm's maximum sustained winds are near 30 miles-per-hour.

Forecasters said the storm did not have enough time over the water to fully strengthen into a more powerful storm and that it continues to weaken now that it is over land.


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