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Floods hammer Mexico

As Tropical Storm Larry dumped heavy rain on southern Mexico this weekend, two more hurricanes churning in the Pacific could deliver even worse.

BY SUSAN KIM | BALTIMORE | October 6, 2003

As Tropical Storm Larry dumped heavy rain on southern Mexico this weekend, two more hurricanes churning in the Pacific could deliver even worse.

Larry made landfall over the weekend, dumping eight inches of rain on El Carmen on the Yucatan peninsula. A three-foot wall of water inundated the fishing village of Isla Paraiso.

Larry weakened to a tropical depression Sunday.

Meanwhile Hurricane Olaf was strengthening off Mexico's southwest coast and Hurricane Nora was churning off the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula. That area has already been hit by two hurricanes this season.

Mexico posted a hurricane warning for the Pacific coast Sunday, when Olaf had sustained winds of 75 mph. Nora's winds were clocked at 105 mph.


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