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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.
A RusAir airline passenger jet crashed in heavy fog and burst into flames late Monday on a highway in northwestern Russia.
44 people were killed while 8 were in critical condition.
The plane crashed on its final approach to the airport in Petrozavodsk, making a crash landing one to two kilometers (about a mile) short of the runway, breaking apart and then bursting into flames.
The runway’s high-intensity lights which is supposed to be deployed at times of low visibility had failed.
It was unclear if the plane had attempted to land on the road, or just happened to fall there.
Petrozavodsk is in Karelia province, near the Finnish border, about 400 miles (640 kilometers) northwest of Moscow.
This is a disaster and I am very sad and sorry for the victims, their families and friends.
AP News said that Asian and African night owls were treated to a lunar eclipse, and ash in the atmosphere from a Chilean volcano turned it blood red for some viewers.
Astronomical calculations confirm that it would be one of the two longest total lunar eclipses of the century.
A total of 85 total lunar eclipses, according to the scientists, will be taking place this century of which the longest total lunar eclipse will occur on July 27, 2018.