(MENAFN- trend news agency)
roslyn, a powerful category 3 hurricane, was moving across
west-central mexico on sunday, dumping a life-threatening storm
surge with damaging winds in its path, the u.s. national hurricane
center (nhc) said, reports citing .
rosyln, which was downgraded from category 4 since saturday, hit
land at 5:20 a.m. local time (1120 gmt) near santa cruz in northern
nayarit, the nhc said, a pacific coastal state home to popular
tourist beaches like sayulita and punta mita.
by late morning, maximum sustained winds decreased to near 90
mph (150 km) with stronger gusts. rapid weakening was expected as
the hurricane moved farther inland, the nhc said.
video footage showed flooded streets and palm trees swaying in
strong winds as roslyn touched down in nayarit.
a hurricane warning was in effect for the coast from playa
perula to escuinapa. up to 8 to 10 inches of rain was expected in
jalisco, nayarit, southeastern sinaloa and southern durango.
at least 11 municipalities in nayarit and durango were under a
red alert indicating the maximum danger from the storm, officials
said. some areas of nayarit and jalisco had lost power and
officials said they were working to restore it.
mexican authorities opened emergency shelters along the coastal
areas of nayarit and bordering jalisco state, and warned people not
to trust moments of calm during the storm, but stay sheltered until
officials said the danger was over.
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