Last Updated: Thursday, May 30, 2013

Hurricane Barbara claims 6

Update June 2, 2013
Hurricane Barbara caused heavy rainfall in Southwestern Mexico and Central America. Death toll has risen to six with four still missing. Hurricane damage is expected between $750,000 to $1 million.

Hurricane Barbara which made landfall Wednesday on southern Pacific coast of Mexico has claimed lives of at least two people.

An old man from Colorado died near Puerto Escondido when Hurricane Barbara made landfall at mid afternoon as a Category 1. The 61-year-old man was surfing at Playa Azul.

Another 26-year-old Mexican man drowned in Pinotepa Nacional, Reuters reported quoting  local emergency management officials.

At least 14 fisherman in Tapanatepec, Oaxaca are still reported to be missing.

Oaxaca officials have prepared emergency shelters and suspended schools in coastal areas following Hurricane Barbara in Mexico.

According to the U.S. National Hurricane Center, Barbara has already weakened to a tropical storm by evening.

Original post: Natural Disasters List May 30, 2013