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NEW: State media reports mudslides crash into homes in Mexico's Veracruz state
NEW: At least 13 people are killed in several locations, authorities say
NEW: Fernand has dissipated but could still bring heavy rains, forecasters say
Mudslides killed at least 13 people after Fernand slammed into the east of coast of Mexico, state media reported Monday.
Fernand was a tropical storm when it made landfall late Sunday, bringing heavy rains. The storm quickly fizzled into a tropical depression and had dissipated by Monday afternoon, forecasters said.
But even as it weakened, authorities in the state of Veracruz on the Gulf of Mexico said the storm brought heavy rains that caused deadly mudslide in several locations.
All of the deaths were caused by mudslides that buried homes, Veracruz Gov. Javier Duarte said, according to Mexico’s state-run Notimex news agency.
Tropical Storm Fernand is expected to make landfall early Monday, just hours after it formed over the western Bay of Campeche off the coast of Mexico.
As of 4 p.m. ET, the storm’s remnants were about 75 miles (125 km) west-southwest of Tuxpan, Mexico, with maximum sustained winds of 30 mph (45 kilometers per hour), the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said.
The storm was expected to dump between 4 and 8 inches of rain over the states of Veracruz, Hidalgo, northern Puebla, southern Tamaulipas and eastern San Luis Potosi, with more than 15 inches of rain in some places.
Forecasters warned that more life-threatening mudslides were possible.
CNNMexico.com contributed to this report.