Hurricane rains kills five in Mexico

September 30, 2007 01:33

Floodwaters from Hurricane Lorenzo were receding Saturday after rains caused mudslides and floods that killed at least five people and drove tens of thousands from their homes in eastern Mexico. Meanwhile, a new tropical storm, Melissa, formed in the eastern Atlantic, the US National Hurricane Center in Miami said. It had winds of 40 mph (65 kpm), but posed no immediate threat to land. In the eastern Pacific, a tropical depression was upgraded to Tropical Storm Juliette but remained nearly 500 miles (800 kilometers) off the coast of central Mexico on Saturday afternoon. Atlantic Tropical Storm Karen faded into a tropical depression and was likely to dissipate soon, with winds of 35 mph (55 kpm) about 495 miles (795 kilometers) east of the Leeward Islands.

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