Scary Hurricane Grace: Winds of 130 mph (200 km/h), Floods and Destruction in Mexico
After plowing through the Yucatan Peninsula, Grace weakened to a tropical storm before regaining hurricane strength and hitting Veracruz. Heavy rainfall, with isolated amounts over a foot, will bring the risk of flash flooding and mudslides through the weekend. Heavy rain of 8-12 inches (200-300 mm) can lead to widespread flooding along Grace’s track. An rainfall of 20 inches (500 mm) can cause mudslides in the mountains just inland.