Tropical Storm Fernand Has Dissipated

At 11:00 PM AST on Wednesday, Tropical Storm Fernand dissipated over the rugged terrain of Mexico.

The remnants of Fernand were located near latitude 25.0 North, longitude 99.0 West. The remnants are moving toward the west-northwest near 13 KM/H and this motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days across northern Mexico.

Maximum sustained winds were near 45 KM/H with higher gusts. The estimated minimum central pressure was 1007 millibars.

Tropical Storm Fernand has dissipated.

Watches & Warnings

All warnings have been discontinued for the Western Mexican Coast.

Hazards Affecting Land

Rainfall: The remnants of Fernand is expected to produce the following rainfall totals through early Thursday:

  • Northeast Mexico:
    – Tamaulipas – Less than 1-inch (25 mm) additional rainfall, isolated storm totals 15 inches (375 mm).
    – Central/Southern Nuevo Leon – Additional 3 to 6 inches (75-150 mm), isolated storm totals 15 inches (375 mm).
    – Northern Nuevo Leon and Southern Coahuila: 2 to 5 inches (50-125 mm).
  • United States:
    – South Texas and the Lower Texas Coast – Additional 1 to 2 inches (25-50 mm), isolated storm totals 6 inches (150 mm).

This rainfall may cause life-threatening mudslides and flash floods.

This tropical storm has dissipated and is of no threat to the Lesser Antilles, including Trinidad and Tobago.

Fernand’s Damage to Mexico

Tropical storm Fernand hit yesterday in Nuevo León, paralyzing activities, causing flooding and damage and left at least one missing person. However, the runoff will recharge dams that will benefit the countryside.

The only report of a missing person was received at 6:00 PM where, a man dragged by the water in Colonia Samsara, Garcia, who as of this morning had not been located.

Among the few incidents that involved evacuations or rescues, 40 families from the Mariano Escobedo Congregation Colonies and Las Puentes Cuarto Sector were evacuated when the Topo Chico stream overflowed at Las Puentes and Pico Bolívar Avenues.

Throughout the day, Civil Protection corporations reported evacuations of trapped people, including a man on the Santa Catarina River and three Hondurans on the La Silla River, in Monterrey.

The overflow of Arroyo el Obispo, in San Pedro, caused the closure of Corregidora Avenue, which is the one that connects with the west of the municipality.

The La Silla River and the Arroyo Seco, in the south of Monterrey, also reached their maximum capacity at some points.

In the afternoon, Governor Jaime Rodríguez said that during the day 150 millimeters were recorded and during this morning almost 250 mm is expected.

Among the damages recorded are several holes in Avenida Leones and a fallen pedestrian bridge in Colonia Francisco Villa, in Monterrey, as well as landslides in Privanzas, Gómez Morín and Valle de San Ángel, in San Pedro.

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