September 17th, 2010
11:16 AM ET

Hurricane Karl batters Mexico as it nears landfall

Powerful Hurricane Karl battered the Caribbean coast of Mexico on Friday, bringing torrents of rain and fierce winds several hours before its center was expected to make landfall.

Karl, a Category 3 hurricane, was centered about 25 miles (40 km) northeast of the state of Veracruz, Mexico, at 11 a.m., the National Hurricane Center said. Maximum sustained winds were near 120 mph (195 kph) with higher gusts.

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  1. phil

    Maybe if "Hurricane Karl" was a professional wrestler a lively discussion would follow.

    September 18, 2010 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |