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Willa POST Hurricane Willa May Have An Impact On The Weather In The US
Guillermo Lane | 25 October, 2018, 04:58

Mexico braced Tuesday for the impact of Hurricane Willa as the Category 3 storm barreled toward its Pacific Coast with what forecasters warned would be potentially deadly force.

There were no immediate reports of deaths, but the storm's 120 miles per hour (195 kph) winds knocked out power, toppled wood-shack homes and ripped metal roofing off other houses in the Sinaloa state municipality of Escuinapa, and local news media published images of a damaged hospital.

Willa was expected to bring life-threatening storm surges, rain and wind to residents on Mexico's Pacific shore, according to the US National Hurricane Center. CGTN's Alasdair Baverstock filed this report from Sinaloa on the storm's aftermath.

Alberto Hernandez, a hotel worker in Teacapan, close to where the storm was making landfall, expressed confidence that the building would hold up. Federal authorities declined to comment on precautions taken at the prison, citing security concerns.

MAZATLAN, Mexico-The center of Hurricane Willa moved over Mexico's Pacific coastline on the evening of October 23 with winds of more than 100 miles per hour (160 km per hour), buffeting buildings and dumping rain on tourist resorts where thousands of people had moved to safety.

The US National Hurricane Centre said that the eye of the unsafe Category three storm was about to make landfall, and little variation in strength was expected beforehand.

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Willa came ashore about 50 miles southeast of Mazatlan, a resort city with high-rise hotels and about 500,000 people, many of them US and Canadian expatriates. So far, there are hurricane warnings from San Blas, east of the Panama Canal, to Mazatlan along the western Mexican coastline. He and his son, who also works at the hotel, stayed on the job, though the rest of his family had left the area.

"We've had rain all day". There is nobody in the streets.

About 100 km (60 miles) up the coast in Mazatlan, with a metropolitan-area population of about 500,000, Mayor Jose Joel Boucieguez said officials prepared shelters and were closely monitoring low-lying areas. Willa is headed toward a Tuesday afternoon collision with a stretch of Mexico's Pacific coast, its strong winds and high waves threatening high-rise resorts, surfing beaches and fishing villages.

In neighboring Nayarit state, Gov. Antonio Echevarria asked the federal government to send a helicopter, boats, rescue equipment, and said the state is trying to evacuate people in communities at risk of flooding. Thousands of people were evacuated, and schools closed on Mexico's Pacific coast Tuesday ahead of Willa's gales and downpours.

Some families took shelter at the Mazatlan convention center, spreading out blankets along the walls to wait out the storm.

"I'm kind of waiting with bated breath", he said over the phone, adding that he was sitting on his porch and smoking a cigarette.

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