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Hurricane Jova Kills Four in Mexico; Irwin Weakens to Depression

October 13, 2011

Oct. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Hurricane Jova killed four people in Mexico’s Jalisco state after coming ashore early yesterday, while Irwin weakened to a tropical depression from a storm.

Landslides killed a 21-year-old woman and a young girl in Cihuatlan and two people in Jose Maria Morelos village, the Jalisco state authorities said yesterday in a website statement. The U.S. National Hurricane Center stopped issuing advisories on Jova late yesterday after the storm weakened to a remnant low.

Irwin became a depression late yesterday, according to the hurricane center. It’s packing winds of 35 miles (55 kilometers) per hour and forecast to weaken to a remnant low today off Mexico’s Pacific coast, more than 200 miles west-southwest of Manzanillo, the NHC said in an advisory at 5 a.m. Miami time.

The center late yesterday also issued its last advisory on the 12th depression of the Pacific Hurricane season, which weakened to a remnant low over southern Mexico, 95 miles east- northeast of Salina Cruz.

--Editors: Amanda Jordan, John Viljoen

To contact the reporter on this story: Alex Morales in London at amorales2@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Reed Landberg at landberg@bloomberg.net.


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