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Hurricane Max downgraded to tropical storm, moves inland over Mexico

From Reuters - September 14, 2017

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Hurricane Max was downgraded to a tropical storm on Thursday evening, bearing down on a region with the popular tourist resorts of Acapulco, Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa.

Maxs maximum sustained winds decreased to 70 miles per hour (113 km per hour) on Thursday evening, and the storm was about 80 miles (129 km) east of Acapulco, the National Hurricane Center in Florida said.

The storm is expected to continue weakening dramatically as it moves inland over Southern Mexico, and it will likely be downgraded to a tropical depression on Thursday evening.

Nevertheless, the center warned of heavy rains and flooding in the coastal states of Guerrero and Oaxaca.

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