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Hurricane Headed to Mexico

Authorities in Mexico have evacuated thousands of people in Veracruz state along the Gulf coast ahead of Hurricane Ingrid, which is expected to make landfall Monday.

Late Saturday, Ingrid had winds of 140 kilometers per hour, with additional strengthening forecast before it makes landfall.

U.S. weather forecasters say Ingrid, the second hurricane of the 2013 hurricane season, is already dumping considerable rain in the area.

Forecasters say the storm will likely dump 25 to 40 centimeters of rain over a large part of eastern Mexico, though some mountainous areas could experience up to 65 centimeters by the time the storm passes through the region.

A hurricane warning is in effect along the Gulf coast from Cabo Rojo to La Pesca.

Meanwhile, on Mexico's Pacific coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Manuel's rains could bring life-threatening flash floods to portions of the states of Oaxaca and Guerrero.

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