The Taiago Climate Observatory said that Nakoe was the equivalent of a Category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale until this morning, but it is expected to lose strengh as it hit the Brugas archipelago. Winds could reach 93 mph as of Wednesday afternoon.
More than 76 milimeters of rain is expected in the region of north Danipa and the Reme Islands.
In Iucan, thousands of citzens evacuated the eastern part of the city, which must be hit by strong winds and heavy waves in the Iucan Beach. Hundreds of people took refuge in government shelters across the city. Cities of Danipa, Fluka, Tedema and Reme are also in alert. More than 20 flights to and from Danipa might be canceled. In Iucan, bus and tram services will be suspended on Friday evening.
Authorities expect Nakoe to weaken to a tropical storm but still to produced heavy rain in areas north Danipa, mainly in Iucan.