(MENAFN) Hurricane Roslyn has made landfall on Mexico's west coast, where residents are braced for high winds, a catastrophic storm surge, and flash floods.
The Category 3 storm made landfall on Sunday in west-central Mexico near Santa Cruz in Nayarit state, carrying maximum sustained winds of 195 kilometers (120 miles) per hour, according to the US National Hurricane Center.
Authorities in the Pacific coast states of Jalisco, Colima, Nayarit, and Sinaloa issued a cautious notice.
“Right now, we are carrying out patrols through the towns to alert people so that they can keep their possessions safe and keep themselves safe in safer areas,” according to the head of Nayarit’s civil defense office, Pedro Nunez.
On Saturday, Victor Hugo Roldan, director of civil protection in Jalisco state, reported that several hundred people had been evacuated from the town of La Huerta, which was near to the hurricane's route.
According to him, the majority fled to relatives' houses, while some went to shelters.
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