Hurricanes Irma and Jose as seen from the International Space Station

Storm Katia rapidly weakens after making landfall in Mexico

Two days of satellite imagery from NASA's Terra and NOAA's GOES East satellites showed that Hurricane Katia was starting to crawl to the coast of southeastern Mexico.

NASA today released footage of hurricanes Jose and Irma as they appear from the International Space Station (ISS).

In the Dominican Republic, people look at what remains of their home as Hurricane Irma moves away.

A tropical storm watch has also been issued for Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts, Nevis, Saba, and St. Eustatius.

More news: Mexican Quake Death Toll Rises to 60

Katia weakened rapidly after hitting the land on Friday night, although Veracruz Governor Miguel Angel Yunes said the storm had left some 70,000 people without electricity and caused damage in 53 of the Gulf state's 212 municipalities. Isolated maximum amounts of 8 inches are possible. Mexico will experience heavy rainfall and increased risk of flash floods and mudslides, especially in Veracruz and southern parts of the state of Tamaulipas. Before Irma, the Okeechobee Hurricane (in 1928) and Hurricane David (1979) were the strongest to hit the area with winds of 160 miles per hour. That's 140 miles (220 km) north-northeast of Veracruz, Mexico.

On Thursday morning, Jose had maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour, which were expected to increase to 120 miles per hour by Friday, making it a Category 3 hurricane on the 1 to 5 Saffir-Simpson wind intensity scale. Some additional strengthening is forecast during the next day or so and Katia could be near major hurricane strength at landfall. The hurricane, which formed as a tropical storm on Wednesday, was intensifying in the eastern Atlantic, following behind Irma on a similar path. The estimated minimum central pressure is 977 millibars.

As Mexican authorities rushed supplies and help to the regions hardest hit by Thursday's massive quake, they also were anxiously watching Hurricane Katia, which struck the eastern coast of Mexico early Saturday as a Category 1 storm.

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