Tropical Storm Barry Makes Landfall
Tropical Storm Barry made landfall in Veracruz, Mexico Thursday morning, bringing with it between 3 to 10 inches of heavy rain and 40-mph winds. The storm formed as a depression off the coast of Belize.
Minor flooding has occured, and forecasters warned that heavy rains could trigger possible deadly flash floods or mudslides. A tropical storm warning was in effect on the Mexican coast from Punta El Lagarto to Tuxpan, in Veracruz state.
2,000 shelters have been readied in the state with mattresses, blankets, water, and canned food, according to Veracruz state Civil Protection Secretary Noemi Guzman.
The storm is forecast to be moving west over land the next day, before weakening and breaking apart in southern Mexico. This is the second tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.