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Thousands evacuated as Hurricane Willa descends on Mexico




Thousands of people were evacuated, buildings boarded up and classes canceled on Mexico's Pacific coast as Hurricane Willa threatened to batter tourist resorts with high winds and heavy rains on Tuesday.
Residents on Monday night sealed off windows and doors with large wooden planks on hotels facing the historic downtown boardwalk of Mazatlan, a popular coastal city in the state of Sinaloa, as tourists strolled nearby and palm trees swayed in a light breeze.
Forecast to be one of the most powerful hurricanes to enter Mexico from the Pacific in recent years, Willa is expected to strike a few miles south of Mazatlan as soon as Tuesday afternoon.
At a gas station on the city's outskirts, a steady line of cars queued up to refuel and shop at the neighboring convenience store.
Station attendant Zulema Pardo said residents had been streaming through for hours to stock up on basic items, buying enormous jugs of water and gasoline, and leaving the bread shelf completely empty.
"People are really scared," she said. "People are crazy and worked up."
Late on Monday the storm was advancing about 280 km south-southwest of Mazatlan, Mexico, according to the Miami-based National Hurricane...

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