Alex initially formed from a tropical depression that was spawned by an upper level low east of the Florida peninsula on the evening of 31 July 2004. Power was restored the same evening. [140] The flooding Santa Catarina River destroyed four bridges in Monterrey; at least 60 bridges were damaged statewide. [40] Throughout the state, a total of 90 shelters were opened. [66] Heavy flooding occurred along the Santa Catarina River in Monterrey, normally a dry river bed that flows into the Rio Grande, causing it to reach a record flow of 88,000 cu ft/s (2,500 m3/s). [32] The news about this is in the main page, As Alex neared hurricane strength on the evening of June 28, a hurricane warning was issued for the coast of Texas south of Baffin Bay to the mouth of the Rio Grande. [127] In Tamaulipas, 263,000 people were affected by Hurricane Alex, and 2,260 homes were flooded. [70] The water releases from these dams raised a state of alert in Tamaulipas, which was slated to receive the discharged water. [103] In San Nicolás de los Garza, the Arroyo Topo Chico exceeded its banks, forcing multiple street closures. These tornadoes caused mostly minor tree damage. [134][135] In Texas, Governor Rick Perry activated the state's search and rescue capabilities in Laredo and San Antonio. [74] The river's rise forced the evacuation of 40 families in Piedras Negras,[75] and required the closure of the Gateway to the Americas International Bridge and Colombia–Solidarity International Bridge between Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas and Laredo, Texas on July 8. Unusually, Alex strengthened to a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale while off the coast of New England. h�b```��,��" cb��L��?p_c```\;�ۋ�}��t�=�g�L� f�ri�~BU����� [2] Later that day, convection increased over the center of circulation, and atmospheric pressures dropped across the region. [9] After the end of the hurricane season, the National Hurricane Center revised their analysis and estimated that the system had actually become a tropical depression at around 1800 UTC. Hurricane Alex brought many surprises to Ocracoke. %PDF-1.5 %���� Early on June 30, the cyclone attained hurricane status as it approached northeastern Mexico, the first June hurricane in the Atlantic basin since Hurricane Allison in 1995, and the storm rapidly intensified just off the coast of Tamaulipas. The 5.86 inches (149 mm) of rain that fell alone on June 30 broke the daily rainfall record of 3.80 inches (97 mm) from 1995. A strong midlatitude shortwavetrough caused the - disturbance to intensify into a well-defined frontal wave near the … 892 - Evento: DAÑOS REPORTADOS POR LLUVIAS A NIVEL NACIONAL", "Guatemala: Daños en agricultura se incrementan con tormenta Alex", "Huracán 'Alex' avanza hacia la costa noreste de México", "Storm Alex Downgraded as It Dissipates Over Mexican Mountains", "Could Hurricane Alex Affect BP Oil Spill Efforts? [2][123] Other tornadoes caused mainly minimal damages to trees and shrubbery. [111] Preliminary estimates of the damage in the state rose to $10 billion (2010 MXN; US$762 million);[112] final damage estimates released on August 5 totaled $16.9 billion (2010 MXN; US$1.35 billion) statewide. [56] The National Emergency Management Organization of Belize reported that property damage in the country was minimal. Despite the destruction caused by the storm, the name Alex was not retired, and was used again in the 2016 season. [54] A landslide was reported in a village in Santa Lucía Utatlán, along with flooding in Flores. [84] In San Luis Potosí, the rainfall from Alex was beneficial, as it caused increases in dam water levels of up to 20% in very dry areas. [44][45] In nearby San Juan de la Maguana, more than 500 homes were inundated. In Mexico, the storm's outer rainbands killed three people in Acapulco, one person in Oaxaca, and another in Chiapas. The storm dropped 10 inches (250 mm) of rainfall in Matamoros, flooding 120 colonias, and leaving six of the 120 underwater. In Coahuila, 80,000 were affected by Alex's remnants, leaving 30% of the municipalities of the state without communication with the outside world. Cars navigate through standing water on Highway 12, Aug. 4, 2004, in Avon, N.C., on the North Carolina Outer Banks. [65] In Nuevo León, an average of 9.5 in (242 mm) of rain was reported statewide up to July 1. President Felipe Calderon was traveling to Monterrey on Friday afternoon to survey the damage.-- Daniel Hernandez in Mexico City. [89] 20,000 were considered total losses, most of them in Sabinas. In 2010, Hurricane Alex caused widespread damage along the banks of the river, including at the National Butterfly Center, just upriver from Fisher’s fence. November 30, 2020 06:00 AM, In Nuevo Laredo, three young persons were rescued from a flooded arroyo. [55] Corn, bean, and potato crops were damaged in Suchitepéquez, San Marcos and Jutiapa departments. The highest reported sustained wind was of 51 mph (82 km/h) at the southeast tip of Port Isabel. [39] In Monterrey, mandatory evacuations alongside the Santa Catarina River were ordered,[35] as well as the evacuation of 5,000 families in the highlands of the city. [102] The Santa Catarina River also destroyed about 45 kilometres (28 mi) of Monterrey's main arterial streets. The company later reported a drop of $33 million (2010 USD) in revenue due to hurricane damage. The National Hurricane Center upgraded eastern Atlantic ocean subtropical storm Alex to hurricane status Thursday as it heads toward the coast of Azores, Portugal. The flood damaged 1,000 homes, damaging urban infrastructure, power, water and telecommunication services; 500 people sought refuge in shelters. However, deep convection persisted around the center. [120] About $10 million (2010 USD) of agricultural damage was reported in Hidalgo County from Alex. Additionally, laboratory testing of refuse coming from individuals with gastrointestinary illnesses commenced as a precaution to identify outbreaks of cholera and other diseases,[149] and over 82,000 vaccines were applied throughout the region. The center has issued a … [139] Residents from three colonias in García had to be permanently relocated as 800 homes were destroyed; the storm caused $900 million (2010 MXN; US$70 million) in damage in the municipality. [159] However, as Audrey's pressure was estimated, Audrey's actual pressure might be as low as 925 mbar. [3] The National Hurricane Center (NHC) first mentioned it as a candidate for tropical cyclone formation on June 20, while it was crossing the Windward Islands into the southeastern Caribbean Sea; at the time, some upper-level wind shear was present, leading to conditions only marginally favorable for development. The strongest gust occurred over the Queen Isabella Causeway, where a wind speed of 66 mph (106 km/h) was measured. Widespread flooding from the storm affected 500,000 people throughout northeast Mexico, and ruined over 200,000 hectares (500,000 acres) of crops in the region, equivalent to 11% of the region's total farmland. [79] On July 7, as water releases from the dam were increased to 120,000 cu ft/s (3,300 m3/s),[82] the town was reported to be 9.8 ft (3 m) underwater, with more discharge expected. [41] Coahuila did not close its schools, expecting Alex to reach the state as a tropical depression or weaker, but asked its schools to not take attendance. [62] Overall, 3,500 families were affected by the storm in the state. 2025 0 obj <>stream The Jamaica Meteorological Service issued a flash flood warning for its entire island in response to the tropical wave producing thunderstorms across the nation. Sustained winds of 39 mph (63 km/h) and gusts of 53 mph (85 km/h) were measured in Bayview. While most tropical cyclones weaken and become disorganized after landfall, Alex seemed to become stronger when viewed on radar and satellite imagery—the National Hurricane Center noted in one of its forecast discussions that the cyclone's structure more closely resembled a hurricane than a deteriorating storm. In areas where the storm's impact made it difficult to boil water due to the unavailability of gas or stoves, 70,000 jars with colloidal silver were distributed. w%�Q*�)o�����y���2�Ì@� �DG{GG[EG���4TH�#x@&.�L��w� �Ă`�� iՆc�'0���I������� �pQg�z� n�@Z����18����YA*���'@�1: �f/ Alex caused the deaths of at least 51 people along its path, and produced over $1.5 billion (2010 USD) in damage. Shortly thereafter, the tropical storm warning was extended to include the east coast of Belize. At about 2100 UTC, as the tropical storm approached the Belize coast, a Hurricane Hunters flight reported winds of 65 mph (100 km/h);[13] early on June 27, Alex made landfall just north of Belize City at this intensity. Accordingly, the cyclone was classified as Tropical Depression One at 2200 UTC, while located about 345 miles (555 km) to the east-southeast of Chetumal, Quintana Roo. The news reports here are showing incredible water damage from Hurricane Alex in Monterrey, a city about 50 miles from Saltillo. 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Radar indicated the possibility of several more tornadoes, however NWS survey teams were unable to locate any additional damage. The Mexican Secretariat of Economy calculated that Alex affected 2,500 small and medium enterprises in Nuevo León, 500 in Tamaulipas, and 500–700 in Coahuila. [142] The repairs to Monterrey's main roadways were estimated to take up to three months to complete. High winds tip over storage tanks containing toxic chemicals, as happened during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. [87] The San Fernando River also breached its banks, flooding communities in San Fernando and Méndez. [49][50][51] In El Salvador, the national chapter of the Red Cross evacuated over 150 families from La Paz and Sonsonate departments. The center reported at 5 a.m. [86] Heavy winds and rainfall knocked down billboards and trees in the capital, but no injuries were reported in the city. [59] Although Alex stayed relatively away from the site, the storm caused BP to delay plans to increase oil capture from the leak by a week. Alex formed on July 31 from a low-pressure area east of Florida. "[1] Following Alex's final landfall, a state of emergency was declared for most of Nuevo León, portions of Tamaulipas, and Texas. [73] At one point, the Rio Grande was clocked at 195,000 cu ft/s (5,530 m3/s) due to its many flooded tributaries. After entering the Gulf of Mexico, Alex became very large and encountered conditions favorable for gradual development. [116] Some bridges on Mexican Federal Highway 57 were covered in water. Alex triggered widespread power outages throughout northeastern Mexico and southern Texas. ET that Alex was weakening, but still a Category 1 hurricane, moving west at 12 mph with 80 mph maximum sustained … It is believed that the remains were carried from the state of Coahuila to Escobedo by the floodwaters. [95][96][97] Twenty people in Nuevo León were reported missing. [143], Railway traffic throughout the state was paralyzed, as some train bridges collapsed, and extensive damage was found in the track ballast in multiple rail lines. [24], Immediately after the storm formed on June 25, a tropical storm warning was issued for the entire east coast of Quintana Roo on Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. Alex, the first storm of the season, formed unusually late in the season, the 5th latest since 1954. At 0900 UTC on June 26, it obtained tropical storm status and was given the name Alex. The weather system from which Hurricane Alex developed was first discernible as a disturbance in the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) on June 17, 2010. It is estimated that if an identical hurricane struck in 2005 it would have caused $39.2 billion (2005 dollars) in damage, due to changes in population and infrastructure. Some parts of the city received nearly 12 inches (300 mm) of rain over three days, causing scattered street flooding. [108] Nationwide disruption in Internet connection and cell phone services was caused by damage to optical fibers, backbone nodes and telephonic central stations in Monterrey. [28] By 1200 UTC, Alex had weakened into a tropical storm;[29] by 0000 UTC July 2, the Sierra Madre Oriental disrupted Alex's core, causing the storm to weaken into a tropical depression and dissipate over San Luis Potosí. The CBO also estimates the annual cost to repair hurricane damage at $28 billion a year. After entering the Gulf of Mexico, Alex became very large and encountered conditions favorable for gradual development. This color-coded image shows rainfall amounts from June 26 to July 2, 2010. [1] Governor Medina also announced on July 3 the allocation of $1.4 billion (2010 MXN; US$107 million) for repairs to Monterrey's arterial streets. [57], The outer rainbands of Alex caused three deaths in Acapulco, Guerrero, after a retaining wall collapsed over the occupants of an improvised shack in a vacant lot. The center of Eta passed over Matecumbe Key around 11 p.m. Sunday, and residents reported little serious damage. Hurricane Alex was a rare June Atlantic hurricane and the first tropical cyclone to develop in the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season. Alex is the first North Atlantic hurricane to exist in the month of January since Alice in 1955 and the first to actually form in the month of January since 1938. Stretches of the road remained flooded a day after Hurricane Alex hit the area. [117] The loss of power caused 40 maquiladoras to suspend their activities, stopping 16,000 workers. Its barometric pressure recording of 946 mbar (27.96 inches) is the most intense from any Atlantic hurricane in June, although Hurricane Audrey in 1957 ties this intensity. [78] The rest of the gates were unable to be opened due to lack of electrical power, sparking fears of a potential dam overtopping or rupture. As it passed, it caused hurricane force winds, with gusts exceeding 150 kilometres per hour, which caused extensive damage and left thousands of people without electricity. Large amounts of precipitation fell throughout the Lower Rio Grande Valley, with 6 to 9 inches (150 to 230 mm) of rainfall recorded throughout the region. [6] In the Dominican Republic, the rainfall triggered flooding that prompted the evacuations of over 3,000 people, mostly due to swollen rivers. [120], The feeder bands also produced heavy rainfall, leading to flooding on South Padre Island. At 0200 UTC on July 1, Alex made landfall at peak strength, with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph (165 km/h), gusts of 125 mph (205 km/h) and an unusually low central pressure of 947 millibars (28.0 inHg) in the municipality of Soto la Marina in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. Fourteen people were killed in Central America as a result of flooding during the first landfall of Alex. "[1] In the municipality of Santa Catarina alone, 50,000 people were affected, with property damage being estimated at $1.2 billion (2010 MXN; US$93.5 million). [152], According to estimates from the Mexican Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA), 504,000 acres (203,800 ha) of farmland were damaged as a result from Alex in northeastern Mexico, corresponding to 11% of the total farmland in Tamaulipas, Nuevo León and Coahuila. The overflow of the Rio Grande following water discharges from Nuevo León isolated two communities in Miguel Alemán. [15] Still, after enough time over land, convective activity markedly decreased, and Alex weakened to tropical depression status as it approached the peninsula's western coastline;[16] although post-analysis determined that Alex remained a minimal tropical storm. [68], Along the coast, 13 ft (4 m) waves were reported when the storm came ashore. Near San Francisco Ixhuatán, the Ostuta river breached its banks, flooding 1,000 homes. Alex inflicted damage to 349 homes, 31 schools and 10 bridges, and 27 highways were compromised or blocked. This activation was due to the flooding on the Rio Grande Valley, which was expected to worsen due to the approach of Tropical Depression Two to the area affected by Alex. Because of low wind shear and very warm water temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico, the possibility existed that Alex could intensify into a major hurricane—a Category 3 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale—before its next landfall. [61], In Chiapas, one person from Guatemala died and four others were injured when their bus rolled over as it traveled over a damaged highway. The highest tide since 1944! In Tamaulipas, between 3.829 to 12.421 in (97.25 to 315.5 mm) of precipitation were reported at weather stations statewide. In Nuevo León, due to the heavy rainfall, CNA also began water discharges of 25,200 cubic feet per second (713 m3/s) from the La Boca Dam in Santiago,[65] 58,200 cu ft/s (1,648 m3/s) from Cerro Prieto in Linares, and 109,000 cu ft/s (3,080 m3/s) from Cuchillo Dam in China;[68][69] the dams were at 98%, 114%, and 124% of operating maximum capacity, respectively. [87] Property damage was placed at $1.084 billion (2010 MXN; US$83.8 million) in the 19 municipalities of the state that were declared federal disaster areas. [2], According to the Mexican government, Alex stopped the production of 420,000 barrels (67,000 m3) of oil per day from the Gulf of Mexico, which corresponds to a quarter of the country's total oil production. This was the second category 2 hurricane to strike the region in less than a years time. [64], The storm's most significant effect in Northeastern Mexico was excessive rainfall, which was reported throughout the region. [156] In Monterrey, the local chapter of the Confederation of National Chambers of Commerce reported that in the first two days after Hurricane Alex affected the city, businesses in the city lost $750 million (2010 MXN; US$58 million). The troops enforced mandatory evacuations of 3,337 residents of San Fernando and Soto la Marina in Tamaulipas. [68] The Comisión Nacional del Agua (CNA) noted that the storm rainfall totals greatly exceed the totals produced by Hurricane Gilbert in 1988, which only produced 11 in (280 mm) of rain in the city. [33], On June 29, authorities began evacuations of residents of coastal areas in the Tamaulipas municipalities of Soto la Marina, Matamoros and San Fernando municipalities. This occurred after the agency received complaints of 1500% markups when compared to bottled water's pre-storm price. Between late June and early July, the storm dropped heavy rain over Central America, Mexico, and the Gulf of Mexico. It’s still extremely abnormal to have a hurricane actually make landfall in the Azores. [48], Fourteen people were killed in Central America as a result of flooding related to Alex: six in Nicaragua, six in El Salvador, and two in Guatemala. [98], According to the Comisión Federal de Electricidad, 4,000 customers lost electric power in the Monterrey metropolitan area,[99] as did 61,000 people statewide. Hurricane Alex was downgraded to a tropical storm then dissipated once it traveled deeper into Mexico's northern interior. Tarballs from the spill as large as apples washed onshore around Grand Isle, as well as other parts of Louisiana, Alabama and Florida,[60] from high storm tides created by the hurricane. In Reynosa, 80 colonias were flooded, and 15 trees were uprooted; in Río Bravo, seven neighborhoods were flooded. And the joyous gift of not one, not two, but THREE local babies all born the day before the storm! [115], In southern Texas, the feeder bands on the northern side of the hurricane began producing tropical-storm-force winds throughout Cameron, Willacy and Kenedy Counties starting on June 30. [76] The rise of the Escondido River forced the evacuation of 1,000 families in Villa de Fuente,[77] as the river rose to carry 23,000 cu ft/s (650 m3/s) through the town. Hundreds of residents in Nueva Rosita and Sabinas were evacuated;[115] in the latter case, the Sabinas River flooded to become 980 ft (300 m) in width, causing 400–500 homes to go underwater. These average annual damage costs are expected to increase to $39 billion by 2075. h�bbd```b`` ����d>�d���@$�\�;�V���`�H2�y�؜r 2��V���0012��u�QD�g��� � �36 [15] Early on June 28, thunderstorm activity had reformed over the center, but over the following day, the combination of dry air, increasing wind shear and slightly cooler water temperatures prevented significant convection from developing over the center. 0 Hurricane South Florida escapes damage as Tropical Storm Isaias stays offshore, heads toward Carolinas By Joey Flechas, ... By Alex Harris. Consequently, the population was warned to boil or otherwise disinfect water to prevent disease. About a half dozen tornadoes occurred within the outer rain bands from Alex. Storm Alex entered the northwest of France last night after a process of explosive cyclogenesis. [157], As floodwaters receded from the Pesquería River in Escobedo, Nuevo León, the remnants of a 15,000-year-old mammoth were discovered by local residents. [101] In Linares, the rainfall from Alex's remnants caused a wing of the municipal townhouse, which was built in 1896, to collapse. [148], Alex destroyed the potable water infrastructure in portions of Nuevo León, causing widespread shortages of water. [37] The state's civil defense system reported that 984 families from 17 municipalities were evacuated to shelters, and that Alex's torrential rainfall also produced 23 landslides in six counties of the state. [153] Most of the agricultural damage occurred in Tamaulipas, where 270,000 acres (110,000 ha) of sorghum and 200,000 acres (80,000 ha) of maize were damaged, corresponding to 15.6% of the entirety of the state's farmland, and 76% of the state's maize crop; 1,700 acres (700 ha) of grapefruit and limes were also damaged, corresponding to 15% of the state's citrus production. [62] In Campeche, 937 dwellings suffered minor damage as a result of the storm. 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