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According to the National Weather Service, Hurricane Dean made landfall late yesterday morning as a Category 5 storm on the southern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. ReAdvisory released a report stating that the hurricane hit 40 miles northeast of Chetumal, Mexico, which has a population of more than 125,000.

The Texas Office of the Governor reports that full-scale hurricane preparedness efforts have been made, including the activation of rescue teams and other state resources, should the storm take an unexpected turn. Governor Perry ordered that the State Operations Center be activated, which will hold conference calls twice daily with local officials, mass care providers, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the National Weather Service to evaluate weather projections in order to respond accordingly. The center will also be taking calls from first responders, including claim adjusters.

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