Hurricane Richard Update: More rains, flash floods and mudslide

By on Oct 25, 2010 in Science, United States, Weather, World Comments

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported that tropical storm Richard has intensified in the Carribean into Category 1 hurricane. Typhoon Richard is spotted at the northeast coast of Honduras and is moving west-northwest at 12 mph. According to the NHC, Hurricane Richard is moving with a maximum sustained winds of 85 mph.

Hurricane Richard was located off the northeast coast of Honduras, moving west-northwest at 12 mph Sunday morning, the center said. Based on the NHC forecast, Hurricane Richard will strengthen further and possibly become a Category 2 hurricane by Sunday evening.

The slow-moving Hurricane Richard is packing strong winds and large amounts of rain that will possibly be dumped on Belize and the Yucatan Peninsula. Hurricane Richard is expected to bring in three to six inches of rain up to 10 inches locally that may threaten residents with flash floods and mud slides from the mountainous terrain.

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