Some boats that normally carry tourists in Cancun took refuge in a nearby lagoon channel, anchored among the mangroves to avoid the battering wind, waves and storm surge. See our, Read a limited number of articles each month, You consent to the use of cookies and tracking by us and third parties to provide you with personalized ads, Unlimited access to washingtonpost.com on any device, Unlimited access to all Washington Post apps, No on-site advertising or third-party ad tracking. Hurricane Zeta is ashore in resort zone of Mexico's Yucatan. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. It was centered about 1,180 miles (1,900 kilometers) west of the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula and was headed to the northwest at 8 mph (13 kph). See our Privacy Policy and Third Party Partners to learn more about the use of data and your rights. A number of stoplights around the vacation destination remained unrepaired since Delta. “This is our first experience (in a hurricane) and the truth is we are a little afraid because we don't know what will happen, but here we are,” said Márquez, who was visiting the resort from the north-central state of Queretaro. The state’s tourism department reported Friday on Twitter that more than 41,000 tourists were present in Quintana Roo, with hotels in Cancun and Cozumel already at more than 30% occupancy. Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you. medianet_versionId = "3111299"; Riviera Maya, Q.R. Workers at the Avis car rental firm boarded up windows with wood under a light rain on Tuesday afternoon. You also agree to our Terms of Service. A hurricane watch was in place for an area stretching from the beach town of Tulum, west past Cancun, and including Cozumel, an island made famous by Jacques Cousteau for the quality of its reef scuba diving. All rights reserved. (AP Photo/Victor Ruiz Garcia) CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Delta emerged into the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday and headed toward Louisiana after making landfall just south of the Mexican resort of Cancun… Late on Tuesday, Delta was about 135 miles (217 km) east-southeast of the island of Cozumel off the coast. medianet_versionId = "3111299"; medianet_width = "300"; Video: Zeta batters Mexico, US Gulf Coast up next. Bay Area smoke forecast, Nov. 2, Cold front could bring rain to Bay Area next weekend, Powerful typhoon lashes Philippines, killing at least 10, Death toll from typhoon in Vietnam climbs to 35. Yucatan Times October 27, 2020 CISA cyber program under protest. Blackout hits Mexico's Cancun after Hurricane Delta roars ashore A damaged plaza after Hurricane Delta hit in Cancun, Mexico, on Oct 7, 2020. This Cuba's western province of Pinar del Rio and the Island of Youth also hunkered down ahead of tropical storm conditions, with schools closed and coastal areas evacuated. Carlo Corral August 21, 2020. medianet_versionId = "3111299"; This site uses cookies to personalize content, adverts and analyze traffic. There have been so many storms this season that the hurricane center had to turn to the Greek alphabet after running out of assigned names. A strengthening Tropical Storm Zeta is expected to become a … Find the latest Mexico news stories, photos, and videos. Zeta was predicted to lose some power while crossing the peninsula, before regaining hurricane strength in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday while heading for the central U.S. Gulf Coast and a likely landfall Wednesday night. Zeta is the furthest into the Greek alphabet the Atlantic season has gone. The new European data protection law requires us to inform you of the following before you use our website: We use cookies and other technologies to customize your experience, perform analytics and deliver personalized advertising on our sites, apps and newsletters and across the Internet based on your interests. medianet_width = "728"; "In the Yucatan Peninsula, potentially catastrophic hurricane conditions are expected in portions of the warning area late tonight and early Wednesday," the NHC said. Clouds gather over Playa Gaviota Azul as Tropical Storm Zeta approaches Cancun, Mexico, Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. The Yucatan peninsula was hit on the weekend by Hurricane Gamma, a smaller storm that nonetheless damaged property and forced restaurants and attractions to close, including the famed Chichen Itza pyramids. MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Gamma hit the resort-dotted coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula at near-hurricane force on Saturday,…. Expectations of tropical storm conditions led to evacuations of coastal areas in Cuba.