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Hurricane Max Forms Off Southern Mexico, Eyes Landfall

FILE - Fishermen drag a boat onto dry land to protect it ahead of the arrival of Tropical Storm Franklin, in the port city of Veracruz, Mexico, Aug. 9, 2017.

Hurricane Max has formed off Mexico's southern Pacific coast and is forecast to hit land later today.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Max has maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph).

The storm is located about 55 miles (85 kilometers) southwest of Acapulco and is heading toward the east at 6 mph (9 kph).

A hurricane warning was in effect for the coastline between Zihuatanejo and Punta Maldonado on Thursday.