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Heavy rains are likely to continue over the next serval days in Yucatán and much of Central America. Photo: NOAA

The probability of tropical storm or hurricane formation over the Gulf of Mexico has grown to 60% over the next five days. 

The Yucatán Peninsula, along with the rest of southern Mexico and Central America, can expect heavy rainfall over the next several days. 

The formation of the season’s first tropical storm or hurricane could happen as early as Thursday.

If the disturbance in the Gulf became strong enough to surpass sustained winds of 63 km per hour or greater, the storm would likely be named “Claudette.”

If wind speeds were to surpass 118 km per hour, the tropical storm would then officially become a hurricane. 

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Residents of Yucatán are hoping for a milder storm season than in 2020, which kicked off with record-breaking rains brought on by tropical storm Cristobal

Cristobal and other storms and hurricanes of the 2020 season damaged infrastructure across the Peninsula, much which has still not been fully repaired today

Prominent examples include the flooding of Mérida’s paso deprimido underpass and the underground parking lot of the Harbor shopping center. 

Authorities across the region are advising residents to store important documents in sealed plastic bags and follow community disaster preparedness plans.

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