Tropical Storm Barry makes landfall in Mexico

Published On: Jun 20 2013 06:27:35 AM EDT
Updated On: Jun 20 2013 01:25:59 PM EDT
TS Barry

Tropical Storm Barry.

VERACRUZ, Mexico -

Tropical Storm Barry has made landfall in Mexico, threatening deadly flash floods and mudslides as it moves inland.

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The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Barry made landfall Thursday morning. It was forecast to continue moving west over land for the next day or so before weakening and losing its tropical characteristics.

The second tropical storm of the Atlantic season had sustained winds at about 40 mph (65 kph) late Thursday morning. It was moving west at about 5 mph (7 kph).

A tropical storm warning was in effect from Punta El Lagarto to Tuxpan, in Veracruz state. However, the major concern was heavy rain that could create floods and mudslides, especially in mountain areas.

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