MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Mexico has closed several ports located on the Pacific coast over the approaching Hurricane Genevieve, the National Coordination of Civil Protection said on Tuesday.
Earlier, Genevieve has been designated as a category four hurricane.
“[The Mexican Secretariat of the Navy] reports the closure of ports in PacificoMexicano [the Pacific coast of Mexico] for the passage of Genevieve”, the coordination said on Twitter.
Among the closed ports are Manzanillo, Lazaro Cardenas, Zihuatanejo y Puerto Marques, and Puerto Angel for small vessels, and Manzanillo for large ones.
A category four hurricane is considered a “major” hurricane per the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale with the wind speed of 130-156 miles per hour.