(MEXICO CITY) Hurricane #Grace Report: At least eight people are known to have died after it tore through Veracruz bringing torrential rain and 125mph high winds and causing power cuts and flooding #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Aug.24: The storm brought wind speeds of up to 200 km/h (125mph) when it reached the coast of mainland Mexico. Of the eight people killed, six were members of the same family, state government officials said….

#AceDailyNews says the deaths and the worst damage occurred in the state of Veracruz, where the storm uprooted trees when it made landfall early on Saturday.

Martha Sanchez reacts while walking in front of her souvenir store that was destroyed when Hurricane Grace slammed into the coast with torrential rains, in Costa Esmeralda, near Tecolutla, Mexico, 21 August 2021
BBC Mexico Report:

In the state capital, Xalapa, many streets became rivers of mud. 

The hurricane later weakened to a tropical storm as it moved inland. 

A road next to a convenience store is flooded after Hurricane Grace slammed into the coast with torrential rains, in Costa Esmeralda, near Tecolutla, Mexico, 21 August 2021

However, high winds and downpours were reported to be causing more flooding as Grace travelled north of Mexico City. 

Residents of the coastal town of Tecolutla, in Veracruz state, said the hurricane had been devastating. 

“You could just hear the thunder of the falling trees, it sounded very nasty, very horrible,” Laura Jacinto said, adding: ” I was very scared, I was very scared last night.”

Another resident, Adolfo Lopez, said: “The roof… everything is gone, it took everything with it.”

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Aug.24: 2021:

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