A family prepares to leave Miramar beach after having a picnic before the arrival of Tropical Storm Beatriz in the Pacific resort city of Manzanillo, Mexico, Monday June 20, 2011. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Beatriz is expected to become a hurricane Monday night or early Tuesday, brushing over Mexico's southwestern coast later that day before heading back out to sea. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)

MANZANILLO, Mexico (AP) — Heavy rains and strong winds from Hurricane Beatriz pounded resorts and beaches on Mexico’s Pacific coast late Monday, flooding streets as authorities closed popular tourist ports in the storm’s path.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Beatriz’s winds grew to a hurricane-force 75 mph (120 kph) and the storm would move near or over the coast of Mexico overnight.

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