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Hurricane John Threatens Mexico

August 29, 2006

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Tropical storm John turned into a hurricane off Mexico’s Pacific Coast on Tuesday, threatening to trigger dangerous flash floods and mudslides.

The Miami-based National Hurricane Center said John was packing maximum sustained winds near 80 mph and higher gusts.

Storm warnings were posted for a long stretch of coastline from the beach resort of Acapulco to the industrial port of Lazaro Cardenas, as John became the sixth hurricane of the east Pacific season.


Source: reuters



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