August 30, 2006

Hurricane John, off Mexico’s Pacific, strengthens

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Hurricane John, located off
Mexico's Pacific coast, was upgraded to an even more powerful
category 4 hurricane, the U.S.-based National Hurricane Center
said on Wednesday.

A category 4 hurricane can pack winds of up to 155 mph (249
kph), blow down trees, signs, roof structures and cause