ORLANDO, Fla. - Hurricane Grace made landfall early Thursday morning just south of Tulum, Mexico.
The Category 1 hurricane brought dangerous storm surge, heavy rainfall, and strong winds to the region.
Power lines and tree branches were knocked down in Playa del Carmen – just north of Grace's center – and Quintana Roo Gov. Carlos Joaquín reported that approximately 84,000 customers in Cancun and 65,000 in Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Puerto Aventura, and Tulum had lost power.
Grace is expected to shift over the Yucatan Peninsula and pass over the southwest Gulf of Mexico through Friday.
The Hurricane Center said the storm would likely make a second landfall as a hurricane on the mainland coast of Mexico by late Friday or early Saturday.
Grace was recorded with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph and hurricane-force winds extending outward up to 35 miles from its center.
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