Remnants of former Hurricane Pamela head for Texas, Oklahoma

Remnants of former Hurricane Pamela head for Texas, Oklahoma

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical melancholy Pamela dissipated in northern Mexico on Wednesday night time after slamming into the nation’s Pacific coast as a hurricane, although forecasters warned that its wet remnants nonetheless posed a flooding risk for elements of Texas and Oklahoma.

Pamela made landfall early Wednesday about 40 miles (65 kilometers) north of the resort and port metropolis of Mazatlan, the place civil protection officers mentioned wind and rain prompted minor flooding however did little harm. It regularly misplaced energy whereas transferring inland, weakening first to a tropical storm after which to a tropical melancholy.

The U.S. Nationwide Hurricane Heart mentioned Pamela’s winds had fallen to about 30 mph (45 kph) by the point it dissipated about 100 miles (180 kilometers) west of Laredo, Texas, which is on the border with Mexico.

Forecasters mentioned additional weakening was anticipated throughout the night time, however warned that the storm was anticipated to drop 3 to six inches (7-15 centimeters) of rain throughout parts of central Texas and southeastern Oklahoma, with as much as 8 inches (20 centimeters) in remoted spots. “This will likely lead to appreciable flash and concrete flooding,” the hurricane middle mentioned.

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