The National Meteorological Service (SMN) reports that the effects of Katia will be felt in 13 regions in Mexico as it moves west-southwest at 11 kilometers per hour. The country has been dealing with twin national emergencies this week: at least a further 65 people had already been killed in an natural disaster, the strongest in decades. And it's likely to strike land just about a day after the country was hit by a major, magnitude 8.1 quake. At Category 1 hurricane it had winds of 75 miles per hour.
According to reports, the Katia could possibly bring a strong volume of rainfall that can result to life-threatening flash floods and mudslides, particularly in the areas' mountainous terrain.
In its 7 p.m. advisory, the National Hurricane Center said Katia now has maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour.
Fluctuations in Hurricane Jose's intensity are possible for the next day or so, the National Hurricane Center said, and the storm is expected to gradually weaken after that.
Katia is expected to drop 10 to 15 inches of rain over parts of Veracruz, eastern Hidalgo, and Puebla, Mexico.
One of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded in Mexico and a raging hurricane dealt a devastating one-two punch to the country, killing at least 61 people as workers scrambled to respond to the twin national emergencies.
Hundreds of buildings were toppled across a number of southern states, with the hardest-hit being Juchitan and Oaxaca.
It made landfall near beach resort of Tecolutla in Veracruz.
Many people remained in the streets, fearing aftershocks.