Thursday, February 2, 2023

“Snipe” approaches state, Civil Defense issues gray alert

The Civil Protection Secretariat (PC) issued a gray alert this morning due to the risk of winds of more than 85 kmph associated with cold front number 25 of the season.

The Secretariat’s Center for Meteorological Studies and Forecasting (CEPM) also warned of a drop in temperature between 2 and 4 meters along the coast and during the night and morning hours in the hilly and mountainous regions.

According to Civil Defense, Front No. 25 will cross the border between Brownsville and Matamoros, Tamaulipas at noon on Thursday the 12th, and between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm the port of Tampico and the northern region of the state of Veracruz.

If the forecast does not change, the 25th Front will affect Tuxpan during the night of Thursday and reach the port of Veracruz in the early hours of the morning, reaching Coatzacoalcos before noon.

The CEPM warned of a “North” event with winds of 70 to 85 kilometers per hour along the north coast; Gusts between 75 and 90 kph along the south coast and 85 to 100 kph over the Veracruz-Boca del Río-Medellín de Bravo metropolitan area.

Given the wind threat, Civil Defense warned of falling trees, branches, billboards, sheet and metal structures as well as poles and cables.

In the event of a drop in temperature, the Secretariat reiterated the recommendation to wrap up well and take care of the health of newborns, children and older adults; In addition to not lighting braziers or stoves inside homes due to the risk of smoke poisoning.

For highway and road users, Civil Defense warned of reduced visibility due to fog, mist, rain and drizzle, with wet pavement and the risk of skidding.

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