02:28 GMT11 May 2021
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Mexico has closed several ports located on the Pacific coast over the approaching Hurricane Genevieve, the National Coordination of Civil Protection said on Tuesday.

    Earlier, Genevieve has been designated as a category four hurricane.

    "[The Mexican Secretariat of the Navy] reports the closure of ports in PacificoMexicano [the Pacific coast of Mexico] for the passage of Genevieve", the coordination said on Twitter.

    Among the closed ports are Manzanillo, Lazaro Cardenas, Zihuatanejo y Puerto Marques, and Puerto Angel for small vessels, and Manzanillo for large ones.

    A category four hurricane is considered a "major" hurricane per the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale with the wind speed of 130-156 miles per hour.

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