After Hurricane Agatha passed through, the death toll in Oaxaca, Mexico, has risen to at least eleven. Another 21 people are missing, said the governor of the southern Mexican state, Alejandro Murat, on Tuesday evening (local time) on Radio Fórmula. Some high-altitude communities on the coast and in the mountainous Sierra Sur region are particularly affected. Some of them are still without electricity and telephone connection.
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As the first hurricane of the season, the unusually strong cyclone made landfall near several beach resorts on Mexico’s Pacific coast on Monday. According to the authorities, it caused flooding and landslides. The state electricity provider CFE announced that the electricity had failed at a good 70,000 connections.
According to Murat, schools on the coast and in the Sierra Sur should also remain closed on Wednesday. As it continues to rain, there could be more landslides and river crossings.
A category two out of five hurricane with winds up to 100 miles per hour, Agatha was the strongest storm to make landfall on Mexico’s Pacific coast in May since records began in 1949, according to the NHC As a result, “Agatha” moved inland, losing strength along the way. On Tuesday, the storm was downgraded to a tropical depression and dissipated.