Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Hurricane Boris Strikes Mexico's Coast, Kills 1

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Hurricane Boris Strikes Mexico's Coast, Kills 1

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Hurricane Boris struck Mexico's Pacific coast with 90-mph winds on Saturday, flooding the lobbies of seafront hotels and tossing fishing boats against the seawall in this popular resort city.

A 6-year-old boy was killed when a roof collapsed in a working-class neighborhood, the Red Cross said. There were no other reports of casualties, although the storm left at least 100 people homeless, authorities said.

The storm first hit land about 60 miles northwest of Acapulco shortly before 10 a.m., the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

In Acapulco, the hurricane downed trees and blew business signs into streets that were hubcab-deep in water.

Sheets of water blew off the ocean across the city's seafront Costera Boulevard. Hotel employees with long-handled squeegees worked frantically to push sea water out of the open-air lobbies of luxury hotels.

Tourists battened down in restaurants and bars, as beaches remained inhospitable hours after the worst had passed. …

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