Mexico Braces For Another Blow

MEXICO CITY (October 21, 2013)—A stretch of Mexico's Pacific Coast that was devastated by Tropical Storm Manuel in September was bracing Monday for a new threat.

Hurricane Raymond has strengthened into a Category 3 storm, and could produce heavy rain in the region near Acapulco.

The storm is expected to move a little closer to the coast by Tuesday, before veering back out to sea.

About 10,000 people displaced by the tropical storm are still out of their homes.

Manuel inundated neighborhoods and caused landslides.

Raymond had winds near 120 miles per hour and additional strengthening is possible, the National Hurricane Center said.

The hurricane was centered about 165 miles west-southwest of Acapulco.

A hurricane warning was in effect from Tecpan de Galeana, up the coast from Acapulco, north to the port of Lazaro Cardenas and a tropical storm warning was posted from Acapulco to Tecpan.


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