Hurricane Katia stationary in the Gulf of Mexico, expected to strengthen

Storm Katia rapidly weakens after making landfall in Mexico

Katia formed as a tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico early Wednesday morning, then reached hurricane status by the late afternoon with sustained winds of 75 miles per hour.

Storm Katia rapidly weakened on Saturday after it made landfall near the working-class beach resort of Tecolutla in the state of Veracruz on the Mexican Gulf coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

The two people died in Xalapa, the capital of Veracruz state, when mud loosened from a hillside by Katia's rains trapped them in their home, Luis Felipe Puente, head of Mexico's national emergency services, told Reuters.

After arriving in Mexico - as all hurricanes do when they hit land - Katia quickly weakened with winds of about 35 miles per hour.

The hurricane is located 120 miles southeast of Tampico, Mexico, and 125 miles north of Veracruz, Mexico.

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- Storm surge: A unsafe storm surge will raise water levels by as much as 5 to 7 feet above normal tide levels near and to the north of where Katia makes landfall. Here's the five-day track as of 7 a.m. Thursday. Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves. Isolated maximum amounts of 15 inches are possible in northern Veracruz.

Yunes said Saturday that there were no other reports of major damage, though he said some rivers had risen to near flood stage.

It has been hurtling through the Caribbean been moving with sustained winds of close to 150mph - here's the latest on the hurricane.

The National Hurricane Center forecasts Katia to make landfall on Saturday, Sept. 9.

The hurricane quickly lost strength after hitting land and was downgraded to a tropical storm.

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