Schools were ordered to stay closed and numerous travel warnings were sent out as Hurricane Raymond brought even bigger threats to Southern Mexico. Reuters reported early on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, that the region is trying to prepare quickly as a major hurricane is moving toward them and threatens them as a serious category three hurricane.
As of Monday morning, there were winds as high as 120 miles per hour, and it is expected to move west later this week without hitting land. It is currently more than 100 miles offshore, but as it moves closer, heavy rains will come to coastal areas such as Acapulco.
That region is still recovering from the storms in September that damaged homes, roads, and left many tourists stranded there.
Some good news is that Hurricane Raymond may not reach land at all and storm warnings could change according to weather forecasts.
Currently, there are hurricane alerts in place from Acapulco to Lazaro Cardenas. Residents and tourists must prepare themselves for possible flash floods, heavy downpours, and mud slides. There are hopes that the threats will lessen over the next hours and days, but everyone must be ready for whatever Hurricane Raymond could bring.