Project HOPE Monitors Hurricane Willa as it Nears Mexico
Project HOPE is monitoring Hurricane Willa which has developed at an incredible rate since it formed over the weekend, becoming a Category 5 storm off the coast of Mexico on Monday.
The hurricane has produced sustained winds of 160 mph, and the Mexican government has issued an alert for parts of its Pacific seaboard as it prepares for the “life-threatening” storm. The National Weather Center calls for Willa to weaken before landfall on Tuesday afternoon, but the storm is still expected to be a major hurricane.
Our teams in the region are on alert as the storm threatens to bring torrential rains and major flooding to southwestern Mexico. We have an emergency response team of staff and medical volunteers on standby to deploy.
Project HOPE has responded to most of the world’s major disasters over the past ten years including, most recently, the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia and hurricanes in Texas and Puerto Rico last year.