August 18, 2021

WEATHER WATCH: Grace Upgraded To A Hurricane, Heads For Mexico

By Newsroom

Tropical storm Grace strengthened to a hurricane on Wednesday,  threatening Mexico.

A hurricane warning was in effect for a string of beach resorts, including Cancun, on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami said.

Grace is currently located 560 kilometers east of the Mexican town of Tulum and expected to strengthen further before making landfall on Thursday morning. 

Mexican authorities have urged people not to panic buy, as  residents stocked up on food in preparation for the hurricane’s arrival.

Authorities in Mexico’s southeastern state of Quintana Roo set up 85 shelters for people who needed refuge from the storm.