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Hurricane Patricia Weakens to Category 2 Storm as it Moves Inland Over Mexico

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PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico (AP)–

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Hurricane Patricia has weakened to a Category 2 storm, with sustained winds of 100 mph (155 kph).

The storm made landfall Friday evening on Mexico’s Pacific coast as a monstrous Category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 165 mph (270 kph).

But it is rapidly losing steam as it moves over a mountainous region inland from the shore.

Early Saturday, its center was about 135 miles (215 kilometers) southwest of Zacatecas, Mexico.

Authorities say that so far there are reports of flooding and landslides, but no word of fatalities or major damage.