Tropical Storm Lorenzo strengthened into a hurricane and slammed ashore early Friday along one of Mexico's oil producing regions, the US National Hurricane Center said.
The Category One hurricane -- the lowest on the five-level Simpson-Saffir scale -- was located just inland, and some 65 kilometers (40 miles) east-southeast of Tuxpan at 0600 GMT Friday, the Miami-based Hurricane Center reported.
The hurricane is expected to dump up to 25 centimeters (10 inches) of rain in the Mexican state of Veracruz, "with possible isolated maximums of 15 inches," or 38 centimeters.
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