Hurricane Karl weakens over Mexico to Cat 1 storm

by reuters | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Friday, 17 September 2010 20:54 GMT

MEXICO CITY, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Hurricane Karl weakened to a Category 1 storm on Friday after hitting Mexico's Gulf Coast, where residents braced for possible flash floods and mudslides.

The Miami-based U.S. National Hurricane Center said Karl was now packing maximum sustained winds of 90 miles (150 km) per hour, giving it Category 1 status on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale of hurricane intensity.

(Reporting by Jason Lange; Editing by Will Dunham)

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