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Hurricane Beatriz hit Mexico’s Pacific coast on Tuesday.
It is a Category 1 hurricane.
The popular tourist ports of Acapulco and Manzanillo were closed ahead of the hurricane’s arrival.
There are hurricane warnings along the Mexican coast from Lazaro Cardenas northwestward to Cabo Corrientes.
The Mexican government said the coastal states of Guerrero, Michoacan, Colima and Jalisco should prepare for 10- to 13-foot (3- to 4-meter) waves and 6 to 12 inches of rain.
A storm surge was expected to cause coastal flooding in the hurricane warning area.
Storm surge happens when the hurricane caused the sea to rise up higher than the ordinary sea level.
It can cause lots of damages especially if it happens during the high tide.
Hurricane Beatriz is the second hurricane of the 2011 Pacific season.
The first was Hurricane Adrian, which formed earlier this month.
This is a disaster as the heavy rains can cause floods and strong winds can damage buildings as well as causing very high waves.
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