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Mexican Beach Resorts Bracing For Powerful Hurricane Bud

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View of  the beach in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco State, Mexico following Hurricane Jova on Oct. 12, 2011. (credit: HECTOR GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)

View of the beach in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco State, Mexico following Hurricane Jova on Oct. 12, 2011. (credit: HECTOR GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images)

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PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Bud weakened to a Category 2 storm as it headed early Friday toward an area of beach resorts and small mountain villages on Mexico’s Pacific coast stretching south from Puerto Vallarta.

Authorities canceled school in 11 communities expected to be hit by heavy rains in Jalisco state, and emergency workers were preparing emergency shelters.

A hurricane warning was up for Mexico’s Pacific coast from Manzanillo northwestward to Cabo Corrientes. A hurricane watch and tropical storm warning were in effect from Punta San Telmo westward to east of Manzanillo.

Bud had been a major Category 3 storm. But the hurricane’s maximum sustained winds decreased early Friday to near 110 mph early Friday, making it a Category 2 storm on the five-level hurricane scale. The storm was centered about 130 miles southwest of Manzanillo and moving north-northeast near 8 mph.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said gradual weakening was expected but Bud was still forecast to reach Mexico’s coast as a hurricane. There were indications the storm might make a U-turn after getting on shore and moving back out into the Pacific.

The government of Jalisco state prepared hundreds of cots and dozens of heavy vehicles like bulldozers that could be needed to move debris.

Officials in Puerto Vallarta said they were in close contact with managers of the hundreds of hotels in the city in case tourists needed to move to eight emergency shelters. It said the sea along the city’s famous beachfront was calm, but swimming had been temporarily banned as a precaution.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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