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World Briefing / Mexico

Hurricane Andres kills at least 1, then weakens

June 24, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Andres strengthened into the Pacific season's first hurricane, flooding homes, toppling trees and killing at least one person as it swiped Mexico's southwestern coast with wind and rain.

The storm packed maximum winds near 75 mph, just over the threshold of hurricane strength, but weakened to below hurricane strength, and was expected to weaken further over the next day or two, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Mexican authorities posted a hurricane warning for the coastal strip from just south of Manzanillo to near Puerto Vallarta, and heavy rain flooded homes and wind blew down trees in the states of Jalisco, Colima and Guerrero. Authorities opened 18 shelters and were visiting high-risk areas to advise residents to leave.

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