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Source: CBS News

Hurricane Willa on verge of becoming Category 5 storm off Mexico's Pacific coast

Today 14:31 GMT

MEXICO CITY — Newly formed Hurricane Willa rapidly intensified off Mexico's Pacific coast Sunday and early Monday and became a major Category 4 storm on the brink of turning into a Category 5, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

"While some weakening is forecast by tonight and Tuesday, Willa is expected to be a dangerous hurricane when it reaches the coast of Mexico," the NHC warned. In its latest advisory, the NHC said Willa was about 195 miles south-southwest of Cabo Corrientes, Mexico, and moving north at about 5 mph.

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Source: The Week

The house that withstood Hurricane Michael

Today 11:46 GMT

Its video footage became the only view of their property as Hurricane Michael thundered ashore earlier this month, the most intense storm recorded in the history of the Florida Panhandle.

The story of how the Sand Palace made it through Michael while most of its neighbors collapsed is one about building in hurricane-prone Florida, and how construction regulations failed to imagine the Category 4 monster's catastrophic destruction.

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Source: CBS News

Hurricane Willa becomes Category 5 storm off Mexico's Pacific coast

Today 16:21 GMT

MEXICO CITY — Newly formed Hurricane Willa rapidly intensified off Mexico's Pacific coast Sunday and early Monday and became a major Category 5 storm, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

"While some weakening is forecast by tonight and Tuesday, Willa is expected to be a dangerous hurricane when it reaches the coast of Mexico late Tuesday or early Wednesday," the center said. The center said Willa was about 175 miles south-southwest of Las Islas Marias, Mexico, and some 135 miles southwest of Cabo Corrientes, Mexico, and was moving north at about 7 mph.

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Source: Fox News

Hurricane Michael pummeled emergency operations center where town officials rode out storm

Saturday 20:00 GMT

When Hurricane Michael was bearing down on the Florida Gulf Coast, local officials in this small town (population 21,000) decided to bring their families to the building housing the police station to ride out the storm.

Incredibly, he said, not a single person who took refuge inside the structure, which was functioning as an emergency operations center during the storm, was injured.


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