by Kent Covington
Posted 10/24/18, 10:34 am
Hurricane Willa crashed into Mexico’s Pacific mainland Tuesday night with 120 mph winds, hitting an area of beach towns, fishing villages, and farms after roaring over an offshore penal colony. The Category 3 storm passed about 50 miles southeast of the resort city of Mazatlán, swamping streets and buildings along the coast with its storm surge. Mexican officials evacuated more than 4,000 people from coastal areas ahead of the storm. Willa also brought 6 to 18 inches of rain to several states in Mexico.