Path of Otis, on the verge of becoming a hurricane off Guerrero and Oaxaca

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There is an alert for waves, rain and flooding in several states on the Pacific coast of Mexico

Otis will become a Category 1 hurricane this Tuesday, October 24, off the Mexican Pacific coast, warned Mexico’s Conagua and the United States National Hurricane Center (NHC).

Tropical Storm Otis, which formed on Sunday off the coast of the Mexican southern Pacific, is moving towards land, activating alerts in states such as Oaxaca, Guerrero and Michoacán.

At noon on Tuesday, Otis was located 155 miles (250 km) south-southeast of Acapulco, Guerrero, and 149 miles (240 km) southwest of Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, according to information from the NHC and Conagua.

Otis has maximum sustained winds of 70 mph (110 km/h), while moving north-northwest at 8 mph (13 km/h).

Conagua issued a hurricane alert from Punta Maldonado to Zihuatanejo, Guerrero; surveillance zone for hurricane effects from Lagunas de Chacahua, Oaxaca, to Punta Maldonado, Guerrero., and prevention zone for tropical storm effects from Lagunas de Chacahua, Oaxaca, to Punta Maldonado.

Otis is the 15th named storm of the hurricane season. The most recent storm to reach hurricane strength was Norma, which was downgraded to a tropical depression on Monday after leaving damage in Baja California Sur and Sonora.

Source: Al Dia Dallas