20 Jun '11, 12pm

#security HEADS-UP - Tropical Beatriz expected to hit hurricane strength: "Tropical Storm Beatriz was strengthen...

#security HEADS-UP - Tropical Beatriz expected to hit hurricane strength: "Tropical Storm Beatriz was strengthen...

WASHINGTON - Tropical Storm Beatriz was strengthening in the Pacific off the south-central Mexican coast as US forecasters warned the system could grow to hurricane strength later on Monday. The storm was some 255 miles (410 kilometers) south-southeast of the busy port town of Manzanillo, and packing maximum sustained winds of up to 60 miles (95 kilometers) per hour, said forecasters at the US-based National Hurricane Center. Beatriz's outer system was already pelting the Mexican coastline with heavy rains in the states of Oaxaca, Guerrero and Michoacan. A strip of the coastline from the tip of the Gulf of California south to Manzanillo was under a hurricane watch. Moving in a northwesterly direction at 10 miles (17 kilometers) per hour, Beatriz is expected to see additional strengthening over the next 48 hours and to become a hurricane later Monday, said the NHC. Adrian, ...

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