Overall Orange alert Tropical Cyclone for ORLENE-22
in Mexico

Event summary

Tropical Cyclone ORLENE-22 can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID TC 1000929
Name ORLENE-22
From - To 29 Sep - 04 Oct
Exposed countries Mexico
Exposed population 110 thousand in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 213 km/h Category 4
Maximum storm surge 0.6 m (03 Oct 14:00 UTC)
Vulnerability Medium (Mexico)


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Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS NOAA 37 km/h 0.6 m n.a. 0.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF n.a n.a. n.a. n.a.
GFS 158 km/h 0.4 m 539 mm 0.5
ECMWF 112 km/h 0.3 m 341 mm 0.5
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Mexico - Hurricane ORLENE, update (ECHO 04 Oct 2022)Tue, 04 Oct 2022 09:46

  • Hurricane ORLENE made landfall in the early afternoon of 3 October in an area south of Mazatlán City (southern Sinaloa State), with maximum sustained winds up to 130 km/h (Cat. 1 Hurricane). After that, it weakened, while moving over land and dissipated in the early morning of 4 October. 
  • According to national authorities and media reports, widespread power outages and drinking water disruptions were reported across the Communities in Escuinapa and El Rosario in southern Sinaloa, where a number of people were preventively evacuated, ahead of the arrival of ORLENE.
  • Strong winds and heavy rainfall were reported as well in northern Nayarit State. The water level of a number of rivers increased and about 600 people were preventively evacuated from coastal communities settled near rivers.
  • The remnants of ORLENE could still cause heavy rainfall that results in flash floods across south-western Mexico. On 4-5 October, heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected over western Mexico, including the States of Sinaloa and Nayarit.
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