Strong storm hits Yucatan, heavy rain, hail and power outages reported

Strong storm hits Yucatan, heavy rain, hail and power outages reported

A strong storm, described by local media as one of the strongest in recent memory, hit Yucatan on May 5, 2019.

The worst affected were central and southern areas where heavy rain flooded roads and homes. 

The rain lasted for more than two hours and was accompanied by winds of 50 km/h (31 mph).

Power outages were reported in the north, from Villas Hacienda to El Campestre. Intermittent power interruptions were reported in most municipalities in the south, YEL reports.

Hail the size of marbles was reported in some areas of Ticul, Oxkutzcab and Akil.

The storm came all the way from the Pacific Ocean, breaking a period of intense heat.

Image credit: NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP/VIIRS

Featured image credit: NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP/VIIRS. Acquired May 5, 2019

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