Hurricane Carlos strengthens, threatens Acapulco with heavy rain

June 14, 2015 2:31 AM

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MEXICO CITY Hurricane Carlos strengthened off Mexico's southwestern Pacific coast on Saturday as it moved closer to the beach resort of Acapulco, threatening to dump heavy rains, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

Acapulco's port was closed as Carlos blew maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour (137 kph), moving to within 105 miles (169 km) south of the city in Guerrero state by early evening.

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