Hurricane Roslyn ripped through Mexico’s Pacific coast, causing significant damage and killing two people. As of Monday, it has been downgraded to a tropical storm. Allegedly, Roslyn will dissipate well before it reaches Texas in the U.S.
The hurricane made landfall in Mexico along the pacific coast between Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan on Sunday morning. On Sunday it showed wind speeds of 30mph, down from its peak of 130 mph.
Following the intense winds of Hurricane Roslyn, two lives were taken. Local news reports that a 74-year-old man died when a beam fell on his head. Nayarit state’s Ministry of Security and Citizen Protection confirmed the death of the Santiago Ixcuintla citizen. Another 39-year-old woman died when a fence collapsed in Rosamorada district. Sky News reports that The Federal Electricity Commission stated more than 150,000 homes had lost power.
Aside from killing two people, the hurricane caused damage along the coast. Tepic, the Nayarit state capital, saw extremely strong winds. Hurricane Roslyn blew down trees and flooded several streets. The winds were so strong that authorities asked residents to avoid going out Sunday, as crews worked to clear a landslide that had blocked a local highway.
Many beaches along the coast were also closed for safety.
Less damage was caused in Jalisco, a neighboring state to Nayarit. The head of state civil defense office for the Puerto Vallarta area, Adrián Bobadilla confirmed the minimal damage but expressed a need to patrol provisionally.
Heavy rain is expected which may lead to flash flooding and mudslides in the region.