Hurricane Grace: More than 120 tourists shut down in hotels and shelters against hurricanes in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
About 120 tourists remain locked in their hotels in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico, as a security measure against crossing Hurricane Grace, Thursday, August 19th.
The Yucatan Peninsula is one of the main tourist areas in the Caribbean, where are found destinations known as Cancun, Playa del Carmen or Cozumel Island.
The authorities in the state of Quintana Roo, in southeastern Mexico, said they were on alert and ready to meet Category 1 hurricane Grace, which could hit the region in the early hours of Thursday near Tulum. Hurricane Grace brings winds of 130 km / h with gusts up to 155km / h. Grace is expected to reach the Yucatan Peninsula on Thursday morning and advance through the southwestern Gulf of Mexico on Friday.
According to the secretary of state for tourism in the north of the state, there are about 120.000 tourists in the area, which represents a degree of a60% hotel cuts. Meanwhile, those 5 tourists are in the hotel area of Tulum will be transferred to hotel shelters or in those that were allowed by the municipal authorities, the Hoteliers Association reported.
ACancun Airport reported 124 cancellations, 62 arrivals and 62 departures, mainly flights from / to the United States.
The National Meteorological Service (NMS) in Mexico, in coordination with the National Hurricane Center in Miami, USA, reported that it is keeping active the hurricane wind prevention area from Cancun to Punta Herrero, including Cozumel, in Quintana Roo. .