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Affected population

Up to 4.2 million people people can be affected by wind speeds of cyclone strength or above. In addition, no people people are living in coastal areas below 5m and can therefore be affected by storm surge.

Affected provinces

Region Province Country Population
Puebla Mexico 4.4 million people
Hidalgo Mexico 2 million people
Veracruz Mexico 6.7 million people
Tlaxcala Mexico 820000 people

Affected Populated Places (first 100 records)

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Zacatlán Puebla Mexico City 29000 people 10 km
Chignahuapan Puebla Mexico City 15000 people 24 km
Xiocotepec de Juarez Puebla Mexico City - 32 km
Teziutlán Puebla Mexico City 60000 people 60 km
Libres Puebla Mexico City 13000 people 63 km
Apan Hidalgo Mexico City 26000 people 66 km
Apizaco Tlaxcala Mexico City 45000 people 70 km
Tepeyahualco Puebla Mexico City - 71 km
Tlapacoyan Veracruz Mexico City 33000 people 73 km
Poza Rica Veracruz Mexico City 170000 people 75 km
Huamantla Tlaxcala Mexico City 45000 people 76 km
Papantla Veracruz Mexico City 47000 people 79 km
Perote Veracruz Mexico City 32000 people 83 km
Álamo Veracruz Mexico City 22000 people 104 km
Misantla Veracruz Mexico City 22000 people 112 km
Tuxpan Veracruz Mexico City - 119 km

Critical infrastructure

Airports, ports, nuclear plants and hydrodams at risk, if affected, are listed below.

Nearby and affected airports
Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Tlaxcala 2500 0 59 km
Tajin PAZ 138 Civ. Paved Yes 5900 81 km
Fausto Vega Santander 3 0 118 km
Cerro Azul 137 0 129 km
Major ports
Name LOCODE Country Distance
Tuxpan MXTUX Mexico 118 km
Hydro-dams
Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
Tenango Coacuila 1910 24 km
Necaxa Necaxa 1909 27 km
La Soledad Apulco 1962 47 km
San Jose Atlangatepec Zahuapan 1959 58 km