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Hurricane Pamela Heads toward Mexico then Texas

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Satellite view of Hurricane Pamela. Courtesy: NHC/NOAA

(Miami, FL) — Pamela is making landfall this morning along the western coast of Mexico as a Category 1 hurricane. The storm is located about 40 miles northwest of Mazatlan.
It’s packing maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour.

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The governor of Texas has already warned people to get ready for the remnants of Hurricane Pamela as it is expected to move through that state this week as a depression.
Abbott urged Texans to prepare for heavy rainfall and flash flooding.
Southeastern Oklahoma is also bracing for several inches of rainfall that could trigger flash flooding in some areas.
Also, there is an area of disturbance that has a 10% chance of development over Hispaniola.

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Development is not likely, according to the National Hurricane Center, due to interaction with a frontal system.
However, heavy rainfall is likely over Hispaniola and the southeastern Bahamas.