Overall Orange alert Tropical Cyclone for KATIA-17
in Mexico

Impact

Tropical Cyclone KATIA-17 can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed,exposed population and vulnerability.

Meteorological source GDACS (NOAA)
Exposed countries Mexico
Exposed population 520 thousand in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 176 km/h
Maximum storm surge 0.4 m (09 Sep 08:00 UTC)
Vulnerability Medium (Mexico)

GDACS Score

GDACS alert score for Tropical Cyclones is 0.5 (GREEN Alert), 1.5 (ORANGE Alert), 2.5 (RED Alert)
For more info on GDACS alert score click here.
  Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS Current 111 km/h 0.4 m n.a. 0.5
GDACS Overall 176 km/h 0.4 m n.a. 0.5

Maximum winds, storm surge, rainfall (Current: over the next 72 h, Overall: entire TC track)

Wind

111 km/h Current

Up to 20.3 million people in Tropical storm (see SSHS)

Impact Timeline

Alert Date (UTC) Max Winds (km/h) Population in
Tropical Storm
Population in
Cat. 1 or higher
Countries
Green 1 05 Sep 2017 21:00 102 3 million No people Mexico
Green 2 06 Sep 2017 03:00 111 6.5 million No people Mexico
Green 3 06 Sep 2017 09:00 111 20.4 million No people Mexico

Bulletin Timeline

Alert Date (UTC) Category Max winds
(km/h)
Population in
Tropical Storm
Population in
Cat.1 or higher
Location (lat, lon) Countries
GREEN
1 05 Sep 2017 21:00 Tropical depression 56 no people no people 22.4, -96.7
GREEN
2 06 Sep 2017 03:00 Tropical depression 56 no people no people 22.2, -96.4
GREEN
3 06 Sep 2017 09:00 Tropical storm 65 no people no people 22.1, -96.3
GREEN
3 06 Sep 2017 18:00 Tropical storm 74 no people no people 21.9, -96
GREEN
3 07 Sep 2017 06:00 Tropical storm 93 no people no people 21.6, -95.6
GREEN
3 07 Sep 2017 18:00 Tropical storm 102 no people no people 21.3, -95.4
GREEN
3 08 Sep 2017 06:00 Tropical storm 111 3.4 million people no people 21.1, -95.6 Mexico
GREEN
3 09 Sep 2017 06:00 Tropical storm 111 20.4 million people no people 20.4, -96.7 Mexico
GREEN
3 10 Sep 2017 06:00 Tropical depression 46 no people no people 19.2, -98.7 Mexico
Actual track of the current bulletin
The alert for forecast greater than 3 days is limited to Orange level.



Exposed population

Countries

Country
Mexico

Provinces

Region Province Country Population
Veracruz Mexico 6.7 million people
Puebla Mexico 4.4 million people
Hidalgo Mexico 2 million people
Tlaxcala Mexico 820000 people
Mexico Mexico 10.6 million people
Distrito Federal Mexico 9.7 million people
Morelos Mexico 1.2 million people

Populated places

Name Region Province Country City class Population Distance
Tuxpan Veracruz Mexico City - 170 km
Álamo Veracruz Mexico City 22000 people 193 km
Papantla Veracruz Mexico City 47000 people 210 km
Poza Rica Veracruz Mexico City 170000 people 211 km
Misantla Veracruz Mexico City 22000 people 246 km
Tlapacoyan Veracruz Mexico City 33000 people 254 km
Xiocotepec de Juarez Puebla Mexico City - 266 km
Teziutlán Puebla Mexico City 60000 people 275 km
Jalapa Veracruz Mexico Major city - 291 km
Zacatlán Puebla Mexico City 29000 people 296 km
Perote Veracruz Mexico City 32000 people 297 km
Coatepec Veracruz Mexico City 47000 people 303 km
Teocelo Veracruz Mexico City 9200 people 308 km
Chignahuapan Puebla Mexico City 15000 people 310 km
Tepeyahualco Puebla Mexico City - 315 km
Libres Puebla Mexico City 13000 people 326 km
Huatuxco Veracruz Mexico City - 333 km
Apan Hidalgo Mexico City 26000 people 347 km
Tlachichuca Puebla Mexico City 7000 people 352 km
Huamantla Tlaxcala Mexico City 45000 people 352 km
Apizaco Tlaxcala Mexico City 45000 people 354 km
Rafael Lara Grajales Puebla Mexico City 11000 people 354 km
San Slavador El Seco Puebla Mexico City - 357 km
Atenco Puebla Mexico City - 358 km
Tlaxcala Tlaxcala Mexico Major city 83000 people 369 km
Huactzinco Tlaxcala Mexico City - 376 km
Texmelucan Puebla Mexico City 74000 people 383 km
Chiautzingo Puebla Mexico City 7000 people 391 km
Puebla Puebla Mexico Major city 1.3 million people 392 km
Huejotzingo Puebla Mexico City 21000 people 392 km
Cholula Puebla Mexico City 150000 people 396 km
Tlalmanalco México Mexico City 14000 people 414 km
Chalico Mexico Mexico City - 416 km
Amecameca México Mexico City 31000 people 418 km
Atlixco Puebla Mexico City 84000 people 418 km
Ciudad de México Distrito Federal Mexico Capital 8.4 million people 419 km
Tochimizolco Puebla Mexico City - 431 km
Tepoztlán Morelos Mexico City 14000 people 453 km
Cuautla Morelos Mexico City 140000 people 456 km

Critical infrastructure

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

Airports

Name IATA Code Elevation (m) Usage Runway type IFR Runway Length (ft) Distance
Fausto Vega Santander 3 0 170 km
Tajin PAZ 138 Civ. Paved Yes 5900 205 km
El Lencero JAL 875 Civ. Paved No 5500 295 km
Tlaxcala 2500 0 344 km
Huejotsingo PBC 2241 Civ. Paved Yes 11800 391 km
Juarez International MEX 2238 Civ. Paved Yes 12900 413 km

Ports

Name LOCODE Country Distance
Tuxpan MXTUX Mexico 170 km

Dams

Reservoir Dam Name River Year Distance
La Soledad Apulco 1962 265 km
Necaxa Necaxa 1909 273 km
Tenango Coacuila 1910 274 km
San Jose Atlangatepec Zahuapan 1959 344 km
Manuel Avila Camacho Atoyac 1946 400 km

Rainfall

Rainfall accumulation of the past 24h, as detected by the Global Precipitation Measurement mission of NASA. For more information, see https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/GPM/main/index.html.

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StormSurge

0.4 m

The maximum Storm surge height is  0.6m in Tenixtepec, Mexico. This height is estimated for 09 Sep 2017 03:00 UTC .

The JRC has developed an experimental global storm surge model, which is run after each advisory issued by the regional tropical cyclone centres. The calculations are published about 20 minutes after a new advisory is detected by GDACS. The calculations identify the populated places affected by storm surge up to three days in advance, using the forecasted track. When forecasts change, the associated storm surge changes too and alert levels may go up or down. All links, data, statistics and maps refer to the latest available calculation. If the calculation for the last advisory is not completed, the latest available calculation is shown.

Locations affected by Storm surge (13 locations). Calculation based on advisory number 14 of 09 Sep 2017 03:00:00 UTC. (Simulation using 0.5 minute resolution)

Alert Date (UTC) Name Country Storm surge height (m)
09 Sep 2017 03:00 Tenixtepec Mexico  0.6
09 Sep 2017 02:00 Tamiahua Mexico  0.5
09 Sep 2017 02:00 Laja Mexico  0.5
09 Sep 2017 02:00 El Naranjal Mexico  0.4
09 Sep 2017 00:00 La Guadalupe Mexico  0.2
09 Sep 2017 00:00 Monte Gordo Mexico  0.2
09 Sep 2017 02:00 Agua Dulce Mexico  0.2
08 Sep 2017 23:00 El Tular Mexico  0.1
08 Sep 2017 23:00 La Mata Mexico  0.1
09 Sep 2017 05:00 Tecolutla Mexico  0.1
09 Sep 2017 00:00 Nautla Mexico  0.1
09 Sep 2017 01:00 Cabo Rojito Mexico  0.1
06 Sep 2017 16:00 La Presita Mexico  0.1