Three Hurricanes at once: Irma, Jose and Katia

Three Hurricanes at once: Irma, Jose and Katia

Three Hurricanes at once: Irma, Jose and Katia

Shortly before Hurricane Irma made landfall in Cuba late Friday night as a Category 5 storm, Hurricane Katia made landfall as a Category 1 storm north of Tecolutla, Mexico, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Katia was about 201 km west northwest of the port of Veracruz by mid-morning on Saturday, the NHC said, noting that the threat of heavy rainfall continued.

The hurricane is located 120 miles southeast of Tampico, Mexico, and 125 miles north of Veracruz, Mexico.

The governor of the Gulf coast state of Veracruz is reporting two deaths related to the arrival of Hurricane Katia, which hit the state overnight. Isolated maximum amounts of 8 inches are possible.

- Storm surge: A risky storm surge will raise water levels by as much as 5 to 7 feet above normal tide levels near and to the north of where Katia makes landfall.

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At 7 a.m. CDT (8 a.m. EDT/1200 UTC) on September 8 the center of Hurricane Katia was located near 21.1 degrees north latitude and 95.6 degrees west longitude. Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves. Hurricane watches, meaning sustained winds of 74 miles per hour or higher are possible, have been in effect for Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, Sint Maarten and St. Martin.

-Surf: Swells generated by Katia are expected to affect portions of the coast of southeastern Mexico today.

Forecasters expect Katia to weaken quickly over the next 24 hours.

On August 9, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrated (NOAA) forecasted an above-normal hurricane season, perhaps the most active since 2010.

For Jose, the government of Antigua has issued a tropical storm warning for Antigua, Barbuda, and Anguilla.

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