Hurricane Katia makes landfall as a Category 1 storm in Mexico

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11 September, 1961, saw four simultaneous major Atlantic cyclones, Betsy, Carla, Debbie, and Esther-all Category 3 or higher. Seven years later, three hurricanes are lined up again, but this time around, the combination has the possibility to become even more lethal.

Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, made landfall in Cuba on Friday as a Category 5 storm.

Hurricane Katia made landfall on Friday near the working-class beach resort of Tecolutla in the state of Veracruz on the Mexican Gulf coast, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

In its 4 p.m. advisory, the National Hurricane Center said Katia now has maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour.

Unlike Hurricane Irma's path, Hurricane Jose is forecast to move north and away from Puerto Rico and remain in the Atlantic Ocean, avoiding numerous chains of Caribbean islands that Irma has wrecked. Irma is about 300 miles from Miami and moving about 13 mph toward the west.

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At the time Katia made landfall, it had maximum sustained winds of 75 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.

Katia spins in the Gulf of Mexico and will strengthen and Hurricane Jose is behind Irma about 1,060 kilometres east of the Lesser Antilles. A hurricane watch is in effect from Cabo Rojo to the northern border of the state.

Irma's center is forecast to enter southern Georgia far inland Monday and plow northward as a tropical storm or depression.

Due to a large patch of dry air over Louisiana and Texas, Katia will not move northward into Hurricane Harvey-devastated areas, Accuweather reported.

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