Southeastern Mexico braced for the impact of Hurricane Delta on Tuesday, October 6, with residents lining up for gasoline and tourists flying home.
Delta was approaching the Yucatán Peninsula as a Category 4 storm, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.
The NHC expected an “extremely dangerous” storm surge starting on the evening of October 6. The storm intensified rapidly over the course of 24 hours and was forecast to hit southeastern Mexico later in the week with “direct aim” at Cancún.
This footage shared from Cancún shows long lines at gas stations in anticipation of a shortage after the storm hits. Similar scenes were also reported in Cozumel.
Tourists who couldn’t get a flight out were ordered to evacuate inland from the hotel zone on the southeastern coast. Credit: Maria Jose Cadena via Storyful