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Eta may cause weekend rains in southeast of state

Riviera Maya, Q.R. –Governor Carlos Joaquín says authorities continue to monitor the trajectory of Eta, which has hit Nicaragua as a catastrophic Category 4 hurricane.

As of Tuesday morning, storm was located 735 kms southeast of Puerto Costa Maya, Quintana Roo and continues to move west southwest at 5 kms per hour. It will cross Nicaragua packing winds of 200 kms/h and guests in excess of 250 kms/hour before it downgrades to a tropical storm.

In his report, Carlos Joaquin says the government remains on the lookout for the interest of the people, noting the permanent monitoring of Eta.

“We will be monitoring and we will be informing, of course, if there is any modification, change or possible impact for Quintana Roo,” he said adding that the State Coordination of Civil Protection is monitoring the storm’s progress, and that citizens should stay informed through official sources.

According to Weather Underground, heavy rainfall from Eta is possible Friday evening across Jamaica, southeast Mexico, El Salvador, southern Haiti, and the Cayman Islands. They also note that “a trough developing over the Gulf of Mexico should cause the system to turn northward and northeastward but, this future track is quite uncertain.”