Hurricane Katia strengthens to Category 3

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The governor of the Gulf coast state of Veracruz is reporting two deaths related to the arrival of Hurricane Katia, which hit the state overnight. The quake, the strongest to strike the country in more than 80 years, killed at least 61 people.

The National Hurricane Center is warning that "this rainfall will likely cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides, especially in areas of mountainous terrain".

Katia transitioned from a tropical storm to a hurricane on Wednesday afternoon, and was a Category 2 hurricane as of 4 p.m. Friday, with sustained wind speeds of 105 miles per hour.

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REUTERS/VICTOR YANEZA resident from Veracruz, Mexico prepares for the possible destruction that Hurricane Katia might bring when it makes a landfall in the country this weekend.

By Saturday afternoon, the hurricane is expected to be downgraded to a tropical storm.

Luis Felipe Puente, head of Mexico's national emergency services, said this week that Katia has "worrying characteristics" because it is very slow-moving and could dump a lot of rain on areas that have been saturated in recent weeks. Forecasters expect the hurricane to weaken quickly over the next 24 hours. Three hurricanes are in the Atlantic simultaneously: Katia, Jose, and Irma.

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Elsewhere, a Category 5 Hurricane Irma left a string of deaths and damage across the Caribbean, battering Cuba late Friday with winds of 160 miles per hour (257 kph) and bearing down on south Florida.

Mexican soldiers who form part of the national disaster program patrol the coastway along the beach in Barra de Cazones, in Veracruz state, on September 7, 2017.

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