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    Tropical Depression Lisa crosses into southern Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) – Tropical Depression Lisa moved into southern Mexico on Thursday, a day after making landfall as a hurricane near Belize City in the Central American nation of Belize and heading inland over northern Guatemala.

    The United States (US) National Hurricane Center said Lisa had maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometre per hour (kph). The storm’s centre was about 150 kilometres west southwest of Ciudad del Carmen, on Mexico’s Gulf coast.

    Lisa was moving west at nine kph and was expected to cross into the Gulf of Mexico.

    Belize’s National Emergency Management Organization said the storm came ashore on Wednesday between the beach town of Dangriga and Belize City.

    It reported “significant damage, including dangerous debris, leaning lampposts and downed electrical lines”.

    Local media in Belize reported some flooding as well as some homes that lost their sheet-metal roofs in the storm’s winds.

    Guatemala’s disaster relief office reported no deaths or injuries from Lisa, but said 68 homes had suffered some damage.

    The hurricane centre warned of the danger of flooding and mudslides from heavy rains in Mexico. It said the storm could drop 10 to 15 centimetres of rain on the eastern portion of Mexico’s Chiapas state and the Mexican state of Tabasco.

    This satellite image taken at 8:40am ET and provided by NOAA shows Tropical Storm Lisa under Cuba in the Caribbean Sea. PHOTO: AP
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