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Strong hurricane meanders off Mexico’s south coast

October 21, 2013 • World News


Workers reinforce a road with sandbags in Acapulco, Mexico, Monday Oct. 21, 2013. The area is on alert as Hurricane Raymond gained more strength and threatened to hurl heavy rains onto a sodden region already devastated by last month’s Tropical Storm Manuel. (AP Photo/Bernandino Hernandez)

ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Raymond remained nearly stationary as it spun off Mexico’s southern Pacific coast late Monday, threatening to spread heavy rains onto a sodden region already devastated by last month’s Tropical Storm Manuel.

Guerrero state authorities said it was raining in places but so far no torrential rains had hit the area. Some streets flood in Acapulco, and a few hundred people were evacuated as a precaution from some low-lying coastal areas and isolated mountain towns, authorities said.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the Category 3 hurricane had Login to read more

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