Katia makes landfall on Mexico's Gulf coast, weakens to tropical storm

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Meteorologists from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) have predicted that around eight tropical storm formations will be created in the Pacific and five or six in the Atlantic during the 2017 hurricane season.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for St. Martin, Sint Maarten and St. Barthelemy, according to the National Hurricane Center.

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The storm was not expected to change in intensity overnight before starting to weaken on Sunday, the NHC said. He said that more shelters would be opened on Saturday.

Mexico is dealing with the aftermath of a huge quake that struck on Thursday night, and President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Friday that Katia could be especially risky in hillsides rocked by the magnitude 8.1 tremor.

The hurricane is located 120 miles southeast of Tampico, Mexico, and 125 miles north of Veracruz, Mexico. Storms of Category 3 and above are defined as major hurricanes. By Friday, the government said it had brought all 1,800 or so of its residents to its sister island to weather the impending storm. At the same time, Irma strengthened back into a Category 5 storm Friday night, after weakening to a Category 4 earlier in the day. Irma, on the other hand, is almost 400 miles wide. In isolated areas, total accumulated rainfall could be as high as 25 inches. The rains may cause flash floods and mudslides, especially in mountainous areas, the NHC said. Farther out in the Atlantic, Hurricane Jose has nearly hit Category 5 strength, with tops winds of 155 miles per hour.

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Texas and Louisiana are still reeling from the flooding and destruction left by Hurricane Harvey at the end of August.

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