MEXICO CITY ( Associated Press) – Hurricane Lisa weakened into a tropical storm after making landfall and moving inland on Wednesday near Belize City in the Central American nation of Belize.
According to the US National Hurricane Center (NHC), Lissa had maximum winds of 60 mph on Wednesday night. The center of the storm was about 95 kilometers (60 mi) west of Belize City and was moving to the west at 19 kilometers (12 mi) per hour.
According to the Belize National Emergency Management Organization, the meteor made landfall between the coastal city of Dangariga and Belize City.
“Everyone at home or in shelters should remain there until the state of emergency ends,” the National Emergency Management Organization said in a statement. “We are not able to send teams to assess the damage or take records of any dangerous areas. Please stay where you are and please be patient.”
The storm was expected to cross Belize, reach northern Guatemala and then move into southeastern Mexico by Thursday.
The NHC warned of the possibility of torrential rains, floods and landslides. He said the storm could produce 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 centimeters) of rain over Belize, the Bay Islands, northern Guatemala and the Mexican states of Chiapas and Tabasco.
Hurricane warnings were issued for Roatán Island and other islands of Honduras, northern Belize and the southern Mexican peninsula of the Yucatán, from Chetumal to Puerto Costa Maya.
Lisa may re-emerge in the Gulf of Mexico, but as a tropical depression.