Hurricane Lisa heads towards Belize coast in Central America


MEXICO CITY — Tropical Storm Lisa strengthened right into a Class 1 hurricane Wednesday morning within the western Caribbean because it headed for an anticipated landfall in Belize later within the day.

The U.S. Nationwide Hurricane Heart stated Lisa had most sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph). The storm’s middle was about 100 miles (165 kilometers) east-southeast of Belize Metropolis and shifting west at 15 mph (24 kph).

Lisa was forecast to cross Belize into northern Guatemala after which transfer into southeastern Mexico by Thursday.

The hurricane middle warned of the hazard of flooding and mudslides from heavy rains. It stated the storm might drop 4 to six inches (10 to fifteen centimeters) of rain on Belize, the Bay Islands, northern Guatemala, the jap portion of Mexico’s Chiapas state and the Mexican state of Tabasco.

A hurricane warning was posted for Roatan island and the opposite Bay Islands of Honduras in addition to the coast of Belize north and the southern coast of Mxico’s Yucatan Peninsula from Chetumal to Puerto Costa Maya.

Far out within the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Martin was anticipated to strengthen right into a hurricane Wednesday whereas posing no quick menace to land.

Martin had most sustained winds of 65 mph (100 kph). It was centered about 755 miles (1,220 kilometers) east-northeast of Bermuda and shifting to the east-northeast at 15 mph (24 kph).

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