Storm Katia rapidly weakens after making landfall near Tecolutla, Mexico

Overturned trailer homes are shown in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma Monday Sept. 11 2017 in the Florida Keys

Overturned trailer homes are shown in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma Monday Sept. 11 2017 in the Florida Keys

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for north of Cabo Rojo to Rio Panuco, and south of Laguna Verde to Puerto Veracruz, the National Hurricane Center said. Storms of Category 3 and above are defined as major hurricanes.

Katia was a smaller hurricane in comparison to more unsafe Irma and Jose. This is the first time on record three straight storms have attained Category 4 or higher status, according to Klotzbach. Katia was moving slowly toward the east-southeast near 5 miles per hour (7 kph), and little motion is expected during the next day or so.

On Wednesday, the eye of Irma passed over Barbuda, a tiny Caribbean island of about 1,800 people, destroying telecommunication systems and cell towers.

With four big hurricanes, a powerful quake and wildfires, it seems that nature recently has just gone nuts...

It lost some strength before it landed about 115 miles (185 km) northwest of the port city of Veracruz as a Category 1 storm with sustained winds 75 mph (120 km/h). By 4 p.m. EDT, the National Hurricane Center noted that the depression had formed. Katia is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 5 to 10 inches over northern Veracruz, and 2 to 5 inches over far southern Tamaulipas, northeast Puebla, and southern Veracruz through Saturday morning.

NASA have released this remarkable satellite image of hurricanes Katia, Irma and Jose in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. This rainfall will continue the risk of life-threatening flash floods and mudslides, especially in areas of mountainous terrain. In an unlikely coincidence, these storms are nearly in the same order and position as Irma, Jose and Katia, and have the same first three letters (I, J, K).

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