Tropical storm Carlos was in the making when strong waves threatened to crash against the beaches of Mexico on the Pacific coast. There was a rush among the denizens to collect their belongings in the wake of a storm brewing in the heavens. The storm was a bit slow to gain momentum, but when it did, it blew up winds to the tune of 70 miles per hour or 110 kilometres per hour.
The epicenter o the storm was 75 miles southwest of Acapulco. The category-1 hurricane had been declared to have the potential to become a violent storm in the night. Till now, there have been no reports of any significant damage or any injury to anyone. Someone did fall off a fence though. No significant damage has been reported except for a couple of billboards that have fallen down coupled with some trees that have been uprooted.
The sea has been quite wild with waves hitting a height of 6 feet. The storm has pushed back many families out for fun on the weekend. Beaches wore a practically deserted look.
Local residents have been urged not to venture out of their homes. Educational institutions have been closed for Monday. Official sources confirm the preparation of 507 shelters in view of the calamity.
This is the third hurricane of the season for the region. It still has the potential to cause considerable damage in the form of heavy rains, mudslides and flash-floods. Southwestern Mexico still retained possibilities of rainfall to the tune of 6-10 inches. Some areas can even have a rainfall of 15 inches.