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Hurricane warning issued for Mexico ahead of Bud

12:48 AM, May 25, 2012   |    comments
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MIAMI -- Bud has turned into a major hurricane off Mexico's Pacific Coast.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami, Fla., says sustained winds Thursday night were 115 mph. That's a Category 3 storm.

Authorities on Mexico's Pacific Coast canceled school in low-lying communities and prepared emergency shelters as Bud churned toward an area of beach resorts and small mountain villages.

It was about 170 miles southwest of Manzanillo.

A hurricane warning was issued for Mexico's Pacific coast from Manzanillo northwestward to Cabo Corrientes. A hurricane watch and tropical storm warning also remained in effect from Punto Telmo to Cabo Corrientes.

(Associated Press)

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