Hurricane Katia weakens into tropical storm

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The country has been dealing with the arrival of the Gulf coast hurricane while parts of it are already in ruins following a magnitude 8.1 quake.

According to reports, the Katia could possibly bring a strong volume of rainfall that can result to life-threatening flash floods and mudslides, particularly in the areas' mountainous terrain. The country has been dealing with twin national emergencies this week: at least a further 65 people had already been killed in an quake, the strongest in decades.

Yunes said 2,886 had been evacuated from their homes across the state.

Katia has "worrying characteristics" as it is very slow moving and could dump a lot of rain on areas that have been saturated in recent weeks, Luis Felipe Puente, the chief of Mexico's national emergency services, told domestic television on Wednesday, reported Reuters.

Hurricane Irma: Everything You Need to Know About This Monster Storm

As Katia reached the Mexican Gulf Coast, Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, walloped Cuba's northern coast.

The government of Mexico issued a hurricane warning for the coast from Cabo Rojo to Laguna Verde and a tropical storm warning for Cabo Rojo north to Rio Panuco and south of Laguna Verde to Puerto Veracruz.

In its 7 p.m. advisory, the National Hurricane Center said Katia now has maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm's maximum sustained winds had dropped Saturday morning to about 35 miles per hour. A hurricane warning means that it's expected to hit about 12-24 hours, the NHC noted in its update. Farther out in the Atlantic, Hurricane Jose has nearly hit Category 5 strength, with tops winds of 155 miles per hour.

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