This year’s hurricane season was one filled with a lot of time and a lot of unpleasant emotion for storm chasers. The latest storm, the storm sixteenth name of the hurricane season this year, and Hurricane session, Hurricane Paula has just strengthened to Category 2, which means you can now build a house and seriously damaged doors, windows, vegetation, signs, mobile homes and piers. Hurricane Paul is the second Category 2 hurricane this year – the first was Hurricane Alex.
Paula started her career as an area of low pressure in the Caribbean Sea on 7 October. Has moved through the Caribbean to Mexico, later to become a tropical storm. The government of Mexico has issued a hurricane warning on 11 October and the storm has moved to the U.S., reaching the Florida Keys on 12 October.
Paula has become a hurricane in just 12 hours since it was first observed, making it the strongest storm of its kind since the 1970’s.
Hurricane Paul is now south-southeast of the island of Cozumel in Mexico. It has sustained winds of 100 kilometers per hour with higher gusts. The storm was moving northwest at a speed of 10 miles per hour.