MEXICO CITY (May 7, 2014) Mexico was preparing Wednesday for very heavy rains expected to hit the country’s southern Pacific coast, as the 2014 hurricane season threatened to get off to an unusually early start.
The government of the Pacific coast state of Guerrero reported that it is stepping up precautions.
The state was hit by tropical storms Manuel and Ingrid in September 2013.
The combined flooding and mudslides caused about 130 deaths.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center says an area of low pressure about 400 miles south-southwest of the port of Manzanillo has a 50 percent chance of becoming a cyclone by Friday.
The system will cause heavy rains along the coast.
The Eastern Pacific hurricane season officially begins May 15.
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