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Hurricane Lane Melaque, Jalisco Mexico - 9-15 & 9-16 / 2006

Hurricane Lane was the strongest hurricane to make landfall in Mexico since Hurricane Kenna of 2002. The twelfth named storm, eighth hurricane and fifth major hurricane of the 2006 Pacific hurricane season in the Eastern Pacific, Lane developed from a tropical wave on September 13 to the south of Mexico. It moved northwestward parallel to the coast of Mexico, and steadily intensified in an area of favorable conditions. After turning to the northeast, Lane attained peak winds of 125 mph (205 km/h), and made landfall in the Mexican state of Sinaloa at peak strength. It rapidly weakened and dissipated on September 17.

Throughout its path, Lane resulted in four deaths and moderate damage. Damage was heaviest in Sinaloa where the hurricane made landfall, with damage totaling to $109 million (2006 USD) in the state. Moderate flooding was reported in Acapulco, resulting in mudslides in some areas. Many weak houses were destroyed in Sinaloa, as well.

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Hurricane Lane Melaque - 9-15 & 9-16 / 2006

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