Hurricane Willa, Now Category 4, 'May Turn 5' as it Makes Landfall in Mexico This Week
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Mexico City, October 22: Hurricane Willa which began as a tropical storm has gained force and grew into a category 5 storm in the eastern Pacific. The hurricane will hit Mexico’s western coast between Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta by Wednesday. According to reports, a hurricane warning is issued for a stretch of shore between San Blas and Mazatlan. Indonesia to Begin Mass Burials for Earthquake, Tsunami Victims

In the wake of the hurricane, schools in Nayarit or Southern Sinaloa will remain closed on Monday. It will become category 5 storm by late Monday and will be powerful enough to disrupt life in the area. The hurricane is reported to have a wind speed of 185 Kilometer per hour and was 400 kilometres of south-southwest of Cabo Corrientes till afternoon.  Tsunami in Indonesia: Death Toll Raises to 405 After 7.5 Earthquake Hits Coastal Indonesian City

Rains could trigger flash flooding and mudslides across western and southwestern Mexico. The power supply could be disrupted in various parts of the country. Meanwhile, the eastern Pacific is also active with Tropical Storm Vicente. Willa is likely to remain stronger than Vicente. According to a report of Daily Express, till October 20, there have been 22 named storms, 12 of which became hurricanes and nine of which were major hurricanes.