Hurricane Franklin makes landfall on coast of Mexico - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Hurricane Franklin makes landfall on coast of Mexico

MIAMI (AP) - Hurricane Franklin has made landfall on the coast of Mexico.

The National Hurricane Center says the storm reached the coastline about 80 miles (128.74 kilometers) southeast of Tuxpan, Mexico, early Thursday with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph (136.79 kph).

Franklin strengthened into the first hurricane of the Atlantic season on Wednesday.

Authorities in Veracruz ordered classes cancelled at public schools Thursday as a precautionary measure.

As a tropical storm, Franklin made a relatively mild run across the Yucatan Peninsula earlier in the week. Mexico Civil Defense director Ricardo de la Cruz said Tuesday that the storm's impact on Yucatan was not as bad as initially feared, with some trees down and power out in some areas.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Hurricane season 2017More>>

  • TS Harvey churns into Caribbean

    TS Harvey churns into Caribbean

    Friday, August 18 2017 5:57 AM EDT2017-08-18 09:57:00 GMT
    Friday, August 18 2017 11:33 PM EDT2017-08-19 03:33:01 GMT

    Harvey is expected to produce additional rainfall totals of 1 to 2 inches with some higher amounts across parts of the Leeward and Windward Islands from Guadeloupe southward to Grenada.

    More >>

    Harvey is expected to produce additional rainfall totals of 1 to 2 inches with some higher amounts across parts of the Leeward and Windward Islands from Guadeloupe southward to Grenada.

    More >>
  • Tropical Storm Harvey forms in the Atlantic

    Tropical Storm Harvey forms in the Atlantic

    Thursday, August 17 2017 4:57 PM EDT2017-08-17 20:57:32 GMT
    Friday, August 18 2017 2:42 AM EDT2017-08-18 06:42:08 GMT
    The Yucatan Peninsula is the projected path of the storm. (Source: National Hurricane Center)The Yucatan Peninsula is the projected path of the storm. (Source: National Hurricane Center)

    The storm is predicted to become a hurricane before it makes landfall in Central America.

    More >>

    The storm is predicted to become a hurricane before it makes landfall in Central America.

    More >>
  • What is the NHC's new PTC designation?

    What is the NHC's new PTC designation?

    Thursday, August 17 2017 11:26 PM EDT2017-08-18 03:26:10 GMT

    Tropical Storm Harvey has formed in the Atlantic, but before it got to that point, it was a PTC, a Potential Tropical Cyclone.

    More >>

    Tropical Storm Harvey has formed in the Atlantic, but before it got to that point, it was a PTC, a Potential Tropical Cyclone.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly