The center of the dangerous hurricane Delta , which reached category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson scale , made landfall on Wednesday in the Mexican municipality of Puerto Morelos, in the state of Quintana Roo, in the Yucatan peninsula.
According to the National Water Commission (Conagua) of Mexico, the center of the hurricane, which has dropped to category 3, reached land at 5:30 a.m. local time.
“Take precautions! At 5.30 am, the center of the #Huracán #Delta made landfall in the vicinity of Puerto Morelos, #QuintanaRoo,” Conagua explained on his Twitter account.
According to sources, the hurricane already produces heavy to torrential rains in the Yucatan Peninsula and will cause strong winds with gusts of between 150 to 240 kilometers per hour.
The swell in the area will be between 5 to 9 meters high and a storm surge of 1 to 2 meters high is expected in the north of Quintana Roo and 2 to 4 meters in the coasts of Yucatan.
The Mexican Government has appealed to the population not to leave home and follow the measures offered in the official accounts of the institutions.
Given the danger that the hurricane represents for the northern area of Quintana Roo, the Civil Protection Command Center led by the Secretary of the Navy, José Rafael Ojeda, has been installed in Cancun; the national coordinator of Civil Protection, Laura Velázquez Alzúa, and the governor of Quintana Roo, Carlos Joaquín González.
The latter highlighted that the eye of Delta has a diameter of about 9 kilometers and its cloud bands a diameter of about 1,000 kilometers.