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Agatha, the first hurricane of the season, was upgrade to Category 2 late Sunday, May 29, according to Mexico’s National Water Commission (Conagua).

With maximum sustained winds of 175 kilometers per hour and gusts of 215 kilometers per hour, Agatha was advancing rapidly toward fishing villages and tourist resorts along Mexico’s southern Pacific coast in the states of Guerrero and Oaxaca.

It was expected to hit landfall near the towns of Puerto Escondido and Puerto Ángel early Monday, May 30.

Agatha’s outer bands were already battering Mexico’s Pacific coastal region late Sunday night.

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