Hurricane rips through coast of Mexico

Hurricane Franklin touched down on the coast of Mexico.

The National Hurricane Center says the storm reached the coastline about 80 miles southeast of Tuxpan, Mexico, early Thursday morning. Maximum winds reached 85 mph.

This was the first hurricane of the Atlantic season.

Public schools in Vearacruz cancelled classes for Thursday the night before as a precautionary measure with the storm strengthening.

As a tropical storm, Franklin made a relatively mild run across the Yucatan Peninsula earlier in the week. Mexico Civil Defense director Ricardo de la Cruz said Tuesday that the storm’s impact on Yucatan was not as bad as initially feared, with some trees down and power out in some areas.

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