By Eric Leister – AccuWeather
Tropical Cyclone Chapala (04A) has made landfall in central Yemen while producing damaging winds and flooding rain. Mudslides also remain a high risk across the region.
Chapala remains the equivalent of a category 1 hurricane, though rapid weakening is expected in the next 24 hours as the cyclone moves inland across central Yemen.
A category 1 storm at landfall, Chapala is the most powerful cyclone to make landfall in Yemen on record though records are more limited in this part of the world than other tropical basins.