Fishermen take their boats out of the sea in anticipation of the arrival of hurricane Max in Acapulco, Guerrero state, Mexico on September 14, 2017. AFP / FRANCISCO ROBLES
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Mexico braced Thursday for Hurricane Max which swirled off its southwestern coast, triggering warnings of life-threatening conditions in areas hit by a devastating earthquake last week.As Max whipped itself into a Category One hurricane in the eastern Pacific, communities along the coast were preparing for its landfall later Thursday.Authorities declared a hurricane warning for 300 miles of Mexico's coast stretching from Zihuatanejo to Punta Maldonado.Guerrero state and western parts of neighboring Oaxaca state were forecast to receive 12.5 to 25 centimeters (five to 10 inches) of rain, with some areas receiving more than 50 centimeters.At the beginning of September, Tropical Storm Lidia left six people dead on its stormy passage through the state of Baja California Sur, in Mexico's northwest.
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