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Overall Orange alert Tropical Cyclone for FRANKLIN-17
in Mexicofrom 06 Aug 2017 21:00 UTC to 10 Aug 2017 09:00 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


Tropical Cyclone FRANKLIN-17 can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the Maximum sustained wind speed and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Updated: this report is based on advisory number 15: (10 Aug 2017 12:18).

  • Tropical Cyclone Tropical Storm (maximum wind speed of 139 km/h)
  • from 06 Aug 2017 21:00 UTC to 10 Aug 2017 09:00 UTC
  • Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 1.117 million
  • inserted at 10 Aug 2017 07:18:52 UTC
  • Vulnerability: Medium

Extreme Rain

Potential rainfall is calculated based on rainfall observed by several microwave satellite sensors.

The image shows the total rainfall accumulation associated with the cyclone.

Storm surge

The maximum Storm surge height is  0.7m in Santa Cruz, Mexico. This height is estimated for 09 Aug 2017 03:00:00.


Known identifiers for this event: AL072017 (NOAAid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 1071 | About casualties: 6 | Last hour: 0

12:28 Hurricane Franklin Hits Mexico, Leaves Damages
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 19:16:00 +0200   plenglish (en)

Mexico, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) More than 2,000 people moved to shelters, two injured, as well as plantations, roads and damaged homes left Hurricane Franklin in Veracruz and Puebla, it was reported today. Franklin landfalled at 0:25 local time Thursday as a category one hurricane in the community of Lechuguillas, municipality of Vega de Alatorre.

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Mexican energy sector escapes Franklin more or less unscathed
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 13:28:00 +0200   upi (en)

Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Mexican refiners along the country's western coast were relatively spared as the remnants of Tropical Storm Franklin move out to sea, an industry report found. Franklin bounced along the western Mexican coast this week, hitting the country twice as a Category 1 hurricane. According to the U.

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Hurricane Franklin hits eastern Mexico
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 13:11:00 +0200   aljazeera-en (en)

Franklin, the tropical cyclone that was briefly a hurricane, has mostly dissipated in the mountains of eastern Mexico in a mass of thunderclouds and flash floods. It was identified and named as it approached the Yucatan peninsula from the east on Monday and deposited 160mm of rain on Campeche as it left to the west on Tuesday.

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Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMM (1), JRC (156), (2), DesInventar (1), BOM (1), JTWC (1), NASA (1), NOAA (3), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), Unisys (1), WMO (1), ECMWF (4), HWRF (1), GFS (1), INFORM (2),

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