Hurricane Dora continues to strengthen off Mexico’s Coast, Report


Hurricane Dora formed off the western coast of Mexico in the Pacific Ocean on Monday, but it was expected to slow and remain offshore, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

Weather experts have warned of heavy rain, high surf and rip currents along the coastline.

Dora is currently churning at 80mph but could throw out gusts of up to 100mph.
The hurricane is not expected to hit land. Forecast of its path by The Weather Channel shows the swirl weakening over the coming days as it veers away from the coastline.

The speed of Dora will reduce on Tuesday and Wednesday, until it disappears on Thursday.

Last week, a ten-year-old boy died when a freak wave caused a log to smash into his head as Tropical Storm Cindy closed in on the Louisiana-Texas border.

The boy was on vacation with his family in Fort Morgan, Alabama, when the incident took place on Wednesday evening.

A spokesperson for Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office explained: ‘A ten-year-old male had walked outside a condo his family was staying in and was standing only a few feet from the door.

‘Between the boy and the waterfront was a large log. The boy’s father was outside but several feet away attending other children and noticed a huge wave was coming ashore heading toward the log and his son.

‘The wave hit the log knocking the log into and over his son.’

The boy was taken inside the apartment and the father and a witness attempted to resuscitate him.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Life-threatening flash floods threatened to bring three to six inches of rain and as much as 12 inches in some parts of Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, the National Hurricane Center warned last week.

Cindy developed from a monsoonal low-pressure system near Central America.
The remnants of Cindy made its way through New Jersey over the weekend.


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