Hurricane Jose strengthens to Category Three storm: forecasters

12 September, 2017, 15:18 | Author: Lula Armstrong
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REUTERS/VICTOR YANEZA resident from Veracruz, Mexico prepares for the possible destruction that Hurricane Katia might bring when it makes a landfall in the country this weekend.

It lost some strength before it landed about 185 km northwest of the port city of Veracruz as a Category 1 storm with sustained winds 120 km/h.

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) issued warnings in the areas within Cabo Rojo and Laguna Verde in Mexico as Katia threatens to pass by the eastern coast of the country.

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Mexico is also dealing with the aftermath of a powerful quake on Thursday night.

Mexican emergency workers are also scrambling to respond to an 8.1-magnitude natural disaster that struck off the country's southern Pacific coast late Thursday, killing at least 61 people.

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Katia was initially measured as a Category 1 storm with 75 miles per hour winds - far less powerful than Irma, which is quickly approaching Florida, and Jose which remains farther out in the Atlantic Ocean.

State oil and gas company Pemex has installations in and around the coast of Veracruz, but the firm has not reported any disruption to its operations.

Washington, Sep 8: Hurricane Jose strengthened to a Category Three storm, as it followed in the path of monster Hurricane Irma, US weather forecasters have said.

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