Franklin Hits Mexico as First Hurricane of 2017
Franklin made landfall a second time in Mexico as the first hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic season before weakening to a tropical storm.
According to the latest forecast from Accuweather, the storm made landfall early Thursday morning as a Category 1 hurricane near Lechuguillas in Veracruz. Although it has since weakened to a tropical storm and is expected to weaken rapidly as it moves inland, the storm is still expected to produce flooding and mudslides that could pose a significant risk to lives and property through Thursday. Additionally, costal areas near where the storm made landfall could continue to experience tree and property damage, and the power could be out for some time in certain areas. On the Yucatan Peninsula, where the storm initially made landfall, the weather has improved and cleanup operations are underway. The system is also expected to bring rain to the Bahamasand parts of Florida Thursday.Read more