(TECOLUTLA, Mexico) — Shortly before Hurricane Irma made landfall in Cuba late Friday night as a Category 5 storm, Hurricane Katia made landfall as a Category 1 storm north of Tecolutla, Mexico, according to the National Hurricane Center.
At the time Katia made landfall, it had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph.
— Sandhya Patel (@SandhyaABC7) September 9, 2017
Only 26 minutes separated the announcements of Irma and Katia making landfall. The National Hurricane Center tweeted about Katia’s landfall at 10:34 p.m. ET, followed by a tweet about Irma’s landfall at 11 p.m.
— NHC Atlantic Ops (@NHC_Atlantic) September 9, 2017
Forecasters expect Katia to weaken quickly over the next 24 hours.
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