Forecast puts Andres a day away from landfall

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Acapulco, Mexico (AP) - Forecasters say tropical storm Andres could scrape up along Mexico's coast within a day and move further inland tomorrow night packing hurricane force winds.

The storm is picking up steam in the pacific, prompting emergency preparations on land. A hurricane watch has been declared along parts of Mexico's coast and the Acapulco City government has prepared 120 shelters. It's warning residents to stay indoors, especially some 15,000 people in areas most at risk for flooding.

Andres is forecast to sideswipe the central Mexican coast before weakening and veering off back to sea. It's expected to just miss the tip of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula Thursday or Friday night.

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