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Hurricane Raymond becomes Category 3 storm with 120 mph (195 kph) winds as it nears Mexico
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, October 21, 2013 5:15 AM EDT
Hurricane Raymond has become a Category 3 storm with winds near 120 mph as it swirls near Mexico's already soaked Pacific coast.
Raymond has stalled south of Mexico but a general northward drift is expected that will bring the hurricane closer to the coast. The hurricane is centered about 165 miles (265 kilometers) west-southwest of Acapulco.
Hurricane Raymond brings the threat of heavy and possibly dangerous rains a month after Tropical Storm Manuel caused widespread damage with floods and mudslides.
A hurricane warning was in effect from Tecpan de Galeana, up the coast from Acapulco, north to the port of Lazaro Cardenas. A tropical storm warning was posted from Acapulco to Tecpan.