Hurricane Beatriz Rains on, Buffets Mexican Vacationers' Parade

Posted Jun 21st 2011 09:15 AMUpdated Jun 21st 2011 09:18 AM


Hurricane Beatriz gave the Mexican resort towns of Acapulco, Manzanillo and Zihuatanejo a lashing Tuesday morning as she stormed up the Pacific coast, dragging 90 mph winds and torrential rains.

The ports of all three cities were closed Monday night and the government issued severe storm warnings. Hotels advised their guests to stay indoors.

So far only one tourist has been reported injured: The man was struck by a falling tree. Some cars were reportedly pulled out to sea in Acapulco.

Beatriz, the second named storm of the season, will likely spin off the coast past the Baja peninsula and into the Pacific by Thursday, according to predictions by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

But, before it does, it's expected to pass directly over Manzanillo, which consists largely of well-trafficked hotels.

In the meantime, Mexican authorities are warning tourists that outsized waves and mudslides could put them in jeopardy if they head outside.

Filed Under: News, Holidays

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