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Hurricane Pamela makes landfall on Mexico's Pacific coast

Pamela hits Mexico coast

Hurricane Pamela made landfall on Mexico’s Pacific coast just north of Mazatlan Wednesday, bringing high winds and rain to the port city.

Pamela regained hurricane strength just before it hit the coast 65 kilometres north of the resort city of Mazatlan.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Pamela had maximum winds of about 120 km/h at landfall, though it is expected to quickly weaken as it moves inland.

The hurricane was moving northeast at 22 km/h and remnants could approach Texas by Thursday.

The hurricane center warned of the possibility of life-threatening storm surges, flash floods and dangerous winds around the impact area.

Pamela was forecast to weaken while crossing over northern Mexico and could approach the Texas border as a tropical depression or remnants by late Wednesday or Thursday.

The center said remnants of the storm could carry heavy rain to central Texas and southeast Oklahoma.



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