MIAMI – Hurricane Franklin has made landfall on the coast of Mexico.
The National Hurricane Center says the storm reached the coastline about 80 miles (128.74 kilometers) southeast of Tuxpan, Mexico, early Thursday with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph (136.79 kph).
Franklin strengthened into the first hurricane of the Atlantic season on Wednesday.
NHC tracking USAF & NOAA hurricane hunter planes & the GlobalHawk – all flying into Tropical Storm #Franklin over Bay of Campeche. @NOAA pic.twitter.com/lFlNClTv8w
— Natl Hurricane Ctr (@NWSNHC) 9 de agosto de 2017
Authorities in Veracruz ordered classes cancelled at public schools Thursday as a precautionary measure.
As a tropical storm, Franklin made a relatively mild run across the Yucatan Peninsula earlier in the week. Mexico Civil Defense director Ricardo de la Cruz said Tuesday that the storm’s impact on Yucatan was not as bad as initially feared, with some trees down and power out in some areas.