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ACAPULCO, Mexico - Raymond has weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm and is now moving away from Mexico's Pacific coast after its rains caused some flooding and led authorities to evacuate a village threatened by mudslides from two soaked hills.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Raymond's maximum sustained winds early Wednesday have decreased to near 65 mph (100 kph) with additional weakening possible over the next few days.

The storm is centered about 155 miles (250 kilometers) south-southwest of the beach resort of Zihuatanejo and is moving west-northwest at 8 mph (13 kph).

JOSE ANTONIO RIVERA,Associated Press