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13 October 2011 11:26
The Pacific coast of Mexico faces a hurricane predicted to reach Category 4
The storm approaching Mexico's Pacific coast has strengthened to a major Category 3 hurricane with winds predicted to reach more than 130mph before hitting the land, where a beach resort lies in the way.
The calamity that is Hurricane Jova offers a sharp reminder of the necessity of taking out a good
travel insurance deal, which will cover holidaymakers in the event of such unforeseen circumstances.
Hurricane Jova threatens the resort of Barra de Navidad which is also one of Mexico's largest cargo ports, and hotels in the path are taking precautions.
Nearly all of the guests at the 199-room Grand Bay Hotel on Isla Navidad, off the coast, were due to check out on Tuesday.
Hotel staff have taped up windows, taken anti-flood precautions by cleaning out water channels, and will take beach furniture indoors.
The maximum sustained winds rose to almost 125mph by Monday morning, and the
US National Hurricane Centre in Miami said it could rise to Category 4 with 130mph-plus winds by the time it hits land.
The centre of the storm is forecast to go near Barra de Navidad, south of the larger resort of Puerto Vallarta, late on Tuesday.
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