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Gamma drifts north of Yucatan Peninsula after lashing Mexico with damaging winds, flooding rain

Gamma drifts north of Yucatan Peninsula after lashing Mexico with damaging winds, flooding rain

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Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The record-breaking nature of the 2020 Atlantic Tropical Season continues as Tropical Storm Gamma meanders north of the Yucatan Peninsula early Monday after striking Mexico with strong winds and flooding rains over the weekend. Gamma became a tropical storm and gained its name on Friday evening as it strengthened in the northwestern Caribbean Sea, becoming only the second storm of its name to exist in Atlantic Basin history, and the earliest ever, beating out the Gamma of 2005. Advertisement The system made landfall at 12:45 p.m. EDT on Saturday near Tulum, Mexico, as a strong tropical storm. The National Hurricane Center said that a weather station at Xel-Ha Park, along the Yucatan coast just north of Tulum, reported sustained winds of 60 mph. In its 4 a.m CDT advisory o...