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Hurricane Dora (04E) at Time of Strong Rip Currents and Rain by Southwest Mexico Coastline

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August 1st, 2011 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Hurricane Dora (04E) - July 21st, 2011

On July 19, a tropical storm watch was issued for portions of the coast of Southwestern Mexico as Dora (04E) strengthened into a category one hurricane. The watch was continued until late on July 20, after Dora moved further away from the mainland.

Another watch was soon posted on July 21, the day this image was acquired, for the coasts of Baja California del Sur before it was upgraded into a warning the same day. The watch was discontinued two days after.

Dora caused strong rip currents and rain to Southwest Mexico’s coastline. In Acapulco, Mexico, police advised swimmers about the dangers of the strong waves. Dora’s storm surge toppled a lighthouse and swept about 60 thatch-roofed restaurants on the coast. In the Los Cabos Municipality, four elementary schools were converted into emergency shelters in preparation for any potential flooding. Boat tours and other tourism services in Los Cabos were suspended. As a remnant low, Dora enhanced a monsoon southerly flow into Arizona, producing showers across the state.

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