Hurricane Franklin Makes Landfall on Coast of Mexico
Franklin is the first hurricane of the Atlantic season.
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Hurricane Franklin roared ashore on a thinly populated part of Mexico’s central Gulf coast early Thursday and began weakening as it pounded a mountainous region prone to flash floods and mudslides with rains and heavy winds. Franklin became the first hurricane of the Atlantic season on Wednesday and hit north of Veracruz city as a Category 1 storm early Thursday. As a tropical storm, Franklin made a relatively mild run across the Yucatan Peninsula earlier…