Hurricane Willa closing in on Mexico coast

Hurricane Willa closing in on Mexico coast

Hurricane Willa closing in on Mexico coast

But the U.S. National Hurricane Center warns that it is still likely to bring "life-threatening storm surge, wind and rainfall" to parts of west-central and southwestern Mexico.

A man looks at the sea along the Mazatlan boardwalk as Hurricane Willa approaches the Pacific beach resort on October 23, 2018. Authorities declined to comment on precautions that were taken at the prison, citing security concerns, but said the safety of inmates was a priority.

The storm's core was hitting a stretch of coast about 80km south of Mazatlan, a resort city that is home to high-rise hotels and about 500,000 people, including many United States and Canadian expatriates.

MAZATLAN: Hurricane Willa slammed into Mexico´s Pacific coastline on Tuesday evening packing winds of 120 miles per hour (195 kph), buffeting buildings and dumping torrential rain on tourist resorts where thousands of people had moved to safety.

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Willa's fierce winds eased as the storm barreled inland over Mexico early on Wednesday, unleashing heavy rains after causing power outages and toppling trees on the coast, though no deaths have been reported, officials and forecasters said.

Willa's landfall will come three years to the day after the strongest hurricane to hit the Pacific coast, Patricia, a Category 5 storm, made landfall in Jalisco. He and his son, who also works at the hotel, stayed on the job, though the rest of his family had left the area.

The state government's Facebook page on Tuesday says all commercial activity there must close.

The storm veered into Mexico about 50 miles (80 km) south of Mazatlan, a major city and popular tourist resort in Sinaloa. "But not everyone wanted to leave, even though authorities made it clear that he who stays does so at his own peril".

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Thousands of people have been evacuated, and buildings boarded up in preparation for the potential effects of the storm in coastal towns in its path.

As Willa neared, the beach in Mazatlan nearly disappeared, with waves slamming against the coastal boulevard under looming black clouds.

About 100 km (60 miles) up the coast in Mazatlan, with a metropolitan-area population of about 500,000, Mayor Jose Joel Boucieguez said officials prepared shelters and were closely monitoring low-lying areas.

In a tweet Monday, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said he has asked the National System of Civil Protection to take all steps necessary to protect those in the hurricane's path as well as those affected by Tropical Storm Vicente, a weaker system tracking south of Willa that's also primed to make landfall Tuesday. Federal disaster agency chief Luis Felipe Puente said 11 people had died as a result of Vicente. Follow the advice of local officials for any evacuations.

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