Hurricane Zeta Makes Landfall in Yucatan Peninsula – Could Reach Gulf Coast Region Wednesday Night


The Associated Press is reporting that Hurricane Zeta has come ashore on the Caribbean coast of the eastern Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, while whipping the resorts around Tulum with rain and wind. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Zeta made landfall late Monday just north of Tulum with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph (130 kph). Zeta is predicted to lose some power while crossing the peninsula, before regaining hurricane strength in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday while heading for the central U.S. Gulf Coast and a likely landfall Wednesday night. AP)

According to Mema Director Michel, Hurricane Zeta is expected to strengthen and then weaken again before making landfall on the Gulf Coast on Wednesday Night. 3-6 inches of rain is expected, with possible spin off tornadoes and power outages.