MEXICO CITY – Pamela moved inland in northwestern Mexico on Wednesday after hitting the coast north of Mazatlan on the first day of a hurricane.
Pamela built a landfall 40 miles north of the port city of Mazatlan, which also serves as a resort for Mexican tourists.
Pamela’s wind and rain did little damage to the city, civil defense officials in the northern state of Sinaloa said.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Wednesday that Pamela’s winds were blowing inland at about 65 miles per hour. The storm was moving northeast at 23 miles per hour and the remnants could reach Texas by the end of Wednesday or Thursday.
The epicenter was reported below the ground, however; no tsunami alert was issued. The epicenter was reported below the ground, however; no tsunami alert was issued.Pamela was predicted to weaken as she crossed northern Mexico and could reach the Texas border by the end of Wednesday or Thursday as a tropical depression or remnant. The center said the remnants of the storm could cause heavy rain in central Texas and southeastern Oklahoma.