Hurricane Raymond forms off Mexico, threatens to drench Acapulco again

MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) – Hurricane Raymond formed yesterday, barreling towards Mexico’s Pacific coast and threatening to dump heavy rain on the beach resort of Acapulco, which is still recovering from destructive floods last month.

The Miami-based National Hurricane Center said Raymond could get close to the coast of Mexico late today or tomorrow, and Mexico has issued a hurricane watch from Acapulco in Guerrero state to the port of Lazaro Cardenas further northwest.

Mexico has no major oil installations in the path of the hurricane, which is blowing winds of up to 75 miles per hour (120 kph) and is expected to meander after nearing the coast.

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