Extreme Winds Lash Southern Mexico as Hurricane Agatha Makes Landfall

Hurricane Agatha lashed beach resorts on Mexico’s southern coast on Monday, May 30, bringing torrential rains, strong winds and the threat of flooding.

According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC), Agatha made landfall west of Puerto Angel, in Mexico’s Oaxaca state, as a category 2 storm, with maximum sustained winds near 105 mph (165 km/h) with higher gusts.

The NHC warned of “life-threatening, hurricane-force winds” in parts of the hurricane warning area in Oaxaca, as well as “extremely dangerous” coastal flooding on Monday night.

Agatha was set to weaken to a tropical storm later on Monday and dissipate over southeastern Mexico by late Tuesday, the NHC said.

This footage filmed by Alan Garcia shows the storm battering a resort in Tangolunda, Oaxaca, on Monday evening. Credit: Alan Garcia via Storyful

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