Hurricane Franklin makes landfall on coast of Mexico

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By: Associated Press
August 10, 2017

MIAMI (AP) -- Hurricane Franklin has made landfall on the coast of Mexico.

The National Hurricane Center says the storm reached the coastline about 80 miles southeast of Tuxpan, early Thursday, with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph.

Franklin strengthened into the first hurricane of the Atlantic season on Wednesday.

As a tropical storm, Franklin made a relatively mild run across the Yucatan Peninsula. Mexico Civil Defense director Ricardo de la Cruz said that the storm's impact on Yucatan was not as bad as initially feared, with some trees down and power out in several areas.

Authorities in Veracruz ordered classes cancelled at public schools Thursday as a precautionary measure.

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