Max becomes a hurricane off Mexico's Pacific coast, aims at Acapulco

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 14, 2017 8:54 AM

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Max became a Category 1 hurricane on Thursday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said, moving toward Mexico's tourist-laden Pacific coast and bearing down on a region that includes resorts like Acapulco, Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa.

Max was blowing maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour (120 kmh) on Thursday morning, the NHC said, and was about 55 miles (88 km) southwest of Acapulco. The storm is moving east at 6 miles per hour (10 kmh), the NHC added.

(Reporting by Gabriel Stargardter; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)