Hurricane Roslyn made landfall in Mexico on Sunday


made landfall on the west coast of Mexico on Sunday, around the village of Santa Cruz, near the fishing village of San Blabeing., being a major Category 4 “life-threatening” storm with maximum sustained winds of 120 mph and flooding rains. Forecasters had said Roslyn likely would pass close to Cabo Corrientes and the Puerto Vallarta region during the night. At least 11 municipalities in Nayarit and Durango were under a red alert. While it missed a direct hit, Roslyn brought heavy rain and high waves to Puerto Vallarta, where ocean surges lashed the beachside promenade. The head of the state civil defense office for the Puerto Vallarta area, Adrián Bobadilla, said authorities had not yet seen any major damage.


Mexican authorities opened emergency shelters along the coastal areas of Nayarit and bordering Jalisco state. Victor Hugo Roldan, director of civil protection in Jalisco state, said that several hundred people had been evacuated from the town of La Huerta, close to the path of the hurricane. In Tepic, the Nayarit state capital, Roslyn blew down trees and flooded some streets. Over 150,000 homes had lost power as a result of the storm. “A dangerous storm surge is expected to produce significant coastal flooding near and to the east of where the center makes landfall.” Popular tourist destinations were threatened. A hurricane warning was in effect for Las Islas Marias and Playa Perula to Escuinapa. The National Water Commission said rains from Roslyn could cause mudslides and flooding. The hurricane was moving north-northeast at 16 miles per hour and was expected to lose force as it moves further inland.