After a week of destruction in the Caribbean, it was clear that Hurricane Irma was one for the books. So is the fact that it follows shortly on the heels of Hurricane Harvey, a storm that drenched Texas with more rain than has ever been recorded from a single event in American history. Over the last three days, Irma, Jose, and, to a lesser extent, Katia have been working overtime.
The western quadrant of the storm was over the east coast state of Veracruz, Mexico.
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Hurricane Katia made landfall on Mexico's Gulf coast Friday night.
Katia has maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour, and forecasters say it is likely to strengthen.
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Katia was about 201 km west northwest of the port of Veracruz by mid-morning on Saturday, the NHC said, noting that the threat of heavy rainfall continued.
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The centre said Irma made landfall there and has maximum sustained winds of 257 km/h. The National Hurricane Center says Irma made landfall on the Camaguey Archipelago of Cuba late Friday and has maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour. It's then predicted to turn northeast, traveling north of the coast of Puerto Rico on Sunday before turning back into the ocean. The NWS forecasts the storm will move inland, hitting the states of Tlaxcala, Puebla, and Hidalgo early Saturday. Before Irma, the Okeechobee Hurricane (in 1928) and Hurricane David (1979) were the strongest to hit the area with winds of 160 miles per hour. The islands of Antigua and Barbuda are offline nearly entirely.