Tropical Storm Harvey Makes Landfall Over Belize

Published August 20, 2011

| Associated Press

MIAMI -- Tropical Storm Harvey has made landfall over Belize and is expected to move into northern Guatemala later in the day.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Saturday that Harvey was centered about 35 miles south of Belize City, moving west at about 13 mph. Maximum sustained winds were 60 mph.

Harvey is expected to start weakening now that it's moving over land. The storm is expected to bring as much as 6 inches of rain to parts of Honduras, Guatemala, Belize and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Forecasters say flash floods and mudslides are possible.

Tropical storm warnings were still in effect for the northern coast of Honduras from Punta Sal westward, as well as coastal Belize and Guatemala.