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Mexico Cleans Up After Hurricane Kenna - 2002-10-26

Residents along Mexico's central Pacific coast are cleaning up Saturday after one of the worst storms in decades.

Hurricane Kenna caused millions of dollars in damage as it roared ashore late Friday with winds up to 230 kilometers an hour. The fierce winds and rain damaged homes and businesses, destroyed fishing boats, uprooted trees, closed roads, and knocked out electrical power, telephones, and water supplies.

The Mexican coastal town of San Blas appeared hardest hit. Officials said most homes in San Blas were destroyed or badly damaged. Extensive damage also was reported at the popular beach resort of Puerto Vallarta.

Mexican officials say no deaths were reported in the hurricane, which dissipated quickly after moving inland.