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Updated: 08/08/2017 10:02:08PM

Tropical Storm Franklin dumps rain across Mexico’s Yucatan

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Soldiers stand in the rain next to letters spelling out the town name Mahahual as they prepare for the arrival of Tropical Storm Franklin in Mahahual, Quintana Roo state, Mexico, Monday, Aug. 7, 2017. A weakened Tropical Storm Franklin chugged across Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula Tuesday, dumping heavy rain after coming ashore on the Caribbean coast. (AP Photo/Israel Leal)

Clouds hang over the beach in Tulum, Quintana Roo state, Mexico, ahead of the arrival of Tropical Storm Franklin, Monday, Aug. 7, 2017. A weakened Tropical Storm Franklin chugged across Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula Tuesday, dumping heavy rain after coming ashore on the Caribbean coast.(AP Photo/Israel Leal)

People walk along the waterfront after the passage of Tropical Storm Franklin in Mahahual, Quintana Roo state, Mexico, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. Residents said the beach had shrunk by several meters the morning after the storm struck. A weakened Tropical Storm Franklin chugged across Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula Tuesday, dumping heavy rain after coming ashore on the Caribbean coast. (AP Photo/Israel Leal)

Clouds hang over the town of Mahahual, Quintana Roo state, Mexico, after the passage of Tropical Storm Franklin, Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. Residents said parts of the beach had shrunk by several meters the morning after the storm struck. A weakened Tropical Storm Franklin chugged across Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula Tuesday, dumping heavy rain after coming ashore on the Caribbean coast.(AP Photo/Israel Leal)

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Tropical Storm Franklin dumps rain across Mexico’s Yucatan

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico readied for a second landfall as a weakened Tropical Storm Franklin chugged across Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula Tuesday and headed for an eventual collision with the Gulf coast.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm’s center was 40 miles (65 kilometers) east of Campeche and moving west-northwest at 12 mph (19 kph) Tuesday afternoon.

Franklin’s maximum sustained winds had decreased to 40 mph (65 kph) since coming ashore overnight, but it was expected to strengthen again Wednesday while crossing the Bay of Campeche in the southern Gulf of Mexico.

Mexico Civil Protection director Ricardo de la Cruz said in a news conference that the initial impact on the Caribbean coast was not as bad as initially feared. Trees were down and power was out in some areas, he said.

“The second impact even be stronger than the first,” De la Cruz warned. He said the storm was expected to strengthen over the warm waters of the bay before making landfall again in Veracruz late Wednesday or early Thursday.

Three to six inches (7.5 to 15 centimeters) of rain were forecast across the Yucatan, with localized amounts of up to 12 inches (35 centimeters). Franklin also threatened to bring flash floods and mudslides in mountainous central Mexico.

A tropical storm warning was posted for the Mexican coast from Rio Lagartos to Sabancuy and from Veracruz to Rio Panuco. Tropical storm-force winds extended up to 140 miles (220 kilometers) from the center.


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