The Category 1 hurricane brought dangerous storm surgea>, heavy rainfall and strong winds to the region. <
Power lines and tree branches were knocked down in Playa del Carmen – just north of Grace’s center – and Quintana Roo Gov. Carlos Joaquín reported that approximately 84,000 customers in Cancun and 65,000 in Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Puerto Aventura and Tulum had lost energy” target=”_blank”>power<
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 140 miles.
Grace is projected to weaken as it crosses Yucatan and re-strengthen when it is centered over the Gulf of Mexico.
A hurricane warning is currently in effect for the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico from Cancun to Punta Herrero, including Cozumel and a tropical storm warning is set for the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico from north of Cancun to Campeche and from south of Punta Herrero to Puerto Costa Maya.
A tourist buys emergency supplies before the arrival of Hurricane Grace, in Tulum, Quintana Roo State, Mexico, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021.
(AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Additionally, a hurricane watch is in effect for the coast of mainland Mexico from Puerto Veracruz to Cabo Rojo and a tropical storm watch is in place for the coast of mainland Mexico north of Cabo Rojo to Puerto de Altamira and the southern coast Cuban province of Pinar del Rio and Isla de la Juventud.
Storm surge, disasters and mudslide threats were anticipated in affected areas.
Hurricane conditions are predicted to continue within the warning area in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico and spread inland.
Tropical storm conditions are also anticipated to spread and are possible along the southern coast of world-regions within the watch area.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.