Mexico braces itself for impact of Hurricane Katia

Map cone via National Hurricane Center
  
							Tropical depression forms in Gulf of Mexico

Forecasters said Hurricane Katia could have "major" strength when it makes landfall in Mexico.

As of its 2 a.m. advisory, the National Hurricane Center said Katia was 180 miles east-southeast of Tampico, Mexico, and 165 miles north-northeast of Veracruz, Mexico.

A cold front over Texas will keep Katia from pushing north, forcing the storm to hang around in the western Gulf before turning south and southwest and driving into eastern Mexico later this week. The storm was expected to weaken rapidly over the next day, the NHC said.

"Katia is moving toward the west-southwest near 3 miles per hour (6 km/h) and this general motion is expected to continue until the system makes landfall by early Saturday", the NHC said.

Katia is a much smaller storm than Hurricane Irma, which is causing devastation in the Caribbean and is expected to arrive in Florida this weekend.




A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for St. Martin, Sint Maarten and St. Barthelemy, according to the National Hurricane Center.

State oil and gas company Pemex [PEMX.UL] has installations in and around the coast of Veracruz, but the firm has not reported any disruption to its operations.

Mexican emergency workers are also scrambling to respond to an 8.1-magnitude quake that struck off the country's southern Pacific coast late Thursday, killing at least 61 people.

It is one of three active hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean alongside Category Five Irma and Category One Jose.

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