Tropical Storm Beatriz moves over Southern Mexico
Five people have been reported dead after Tropical Storm Beatriz made landfall over Oaxaca Thursday evening and brought soaking rains throughout Friday. The deaths were due to landslides after Beatriz dropped nearly fifteen inches of rain in parts of South Mexico.
The storm lost its organization quickly after making landfall and was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone Friday. Saturday morning the remnants of Beatriz drifted over the southern Gulf of Mexico.
Beatriz is the second named storm of the Eastern Pacific Hurricane season. The first storm was Tropical Storm Adrian which developed in early May just before the official start of the Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season on May 15th. Tropical Storm Beatriz was the first storm of the season to make landfall.