MEXICO CITY, July 20, 2011 (From AFP) - Hurricane Dora surged to a major Category Four storm off Mexico's Pacific coast late Wednesday, lashing it with driving rain and rough waves, the National Weather Service said. "Dora is the second major hurricane of the season in the northeastern Pacific and now is a Category Four storm on the Saffir Simpson scale. It is moving swiftly parallel to Mexico's Pacific coast," the service said. Dora was packing top sustained winds of 135 mph (215 km/h), with its center about 220 miles (355 km) south-southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico, said the Miami-based US National Hurricane Center.
Envisat view of Hurricane Dora
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