Since making landfall near the town of Tecolutla in Mexico, Dean has weakened quickly
Hurricane Dean made landfall on Wednesday near the town of Tecolutla, Mexico, as a Category 2 storm with 100mph winds and a CHI value of 5.7, according to a Carvill report.
Tecolutla is roughly 40 miles south southeast of the city of Tuxpan. Tuxpan, a city of roughly 80,000 people, is a major port supporting Mexico’s Gulf Coast oil fields and is the home port of the Mexican Navy’s Gulf fleet.
Since making landfall, Dean weakened quickly and dissipated.
Dean has caused some locally severe flooding in central Mexico, upwards of 7 inches of rain has been observed in place.