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Overall Orange alert Tropical Cyclone for MAX-17
in Mexicoon 13 Sep 2017 15:00 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


Tropical Cyclone MAX-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 9: (16 Sep 2017 02:03).

  • Tropical Cyclone Tropical Depression (maximum wind speed of 139 km/h)
  • on 13 Sep 2017 15:00 UTC
  • Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0.237 million
  • inserted at 15 Sep 2017 06:48:22 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  0.3m in Copala, Mexico. This height is estimated for 14 Sep 2017 21:00:00.


Known identifiers for this event: EP162017 (NOAAid) EP162017 (JTWCid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 545 | About casualties: 0 | Last hour: 0

NASA Sees Hurricane Max Make Landfall And Weaken

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:47:00 +0200sciencenewsline (en)

NASA's Aqua satellite captured in infrared-light image of Hurricane Max that showed the storm weakened quickly as it made landfall in southwestern Mexico. Max quickly degenerated into a large area of low pressure. The Atmospheric Infrared or AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured infrared data on Max on Sept.

Mexico: 1 missing, 200 homes damaged after Hurricane Max

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 11:41:00 +0200tribtown (en)

MEXICO CITY A person was missing and about 200 homes were reported damaged by water or wind in the Pacific coast state of Guerrero after Hurricane Max hit land east of Acapulco. Guerrero Gov. Hector Astudillo tweeted late Thursday that the disappearance and the damaged homes were in San Marcos, a....

One missing, 200 homes damaged after Hurricane Max hit Mexico

Sat, 16 Sep 2017 08:09:00 +0200newindianexpress (en)

People walk under a downpour on a flooded street in Acapulco, Guerrero state, Mexico, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. Hurricane Max hit Mexico's southern Pacific coast. | AP. MEXICO CITY: A person was missing and about 200 homes were reported damaged by water or the wind in the Pacific coast state of....

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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 (167), (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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