Hurricane Rick loses steam as it moves further inland Mexico

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) -Hurricane Rick’s strong winds lost some steam as the storm moved further inland on Monday, though its heavy rains still had the potential to trigger flash flooding and mudslides, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) and local authorities said. Rick was packing maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour (130 km/h), down from 105 mph, and was some 40 miles (65 kilometers) north of the port of Lazaro Cardenas in Michoacan state as of 10:00 A.M. local time (1500 GMT), the Miami-based NHC said in a public advisory. The storm came ashore on Mexico’s Pacific coast earlier…

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