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Hurricane Richard approaches coast of Belize

Hurricane Richard approaches coast of Belize

Forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center say Tropical Storm Richard has strengthened into a hurricane.
The storm lashed Honduras' Caribbean coast with heavy rain and wind and became a hurricane on Sunday as it roared toward Belize and southeastern Mexico.
A hurricane warning was in effect for the coast of Belize and the western part of the Honduras coast.
Early Sunday, Richard's center was located about 95 miles (155 kilometers) east-southeast of Belize City and was moving west-northwest at about 12 mph (19 kph). It had sustained winds of 85 mph (140 kmh).
Authorities warned of deadly floods and mudslides in Honduras and declared states of maximum alert in four coastal provinces.