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Tropical Storm Roslyn Claims Two Lives in Mexico

Some evacuees had already gone back to their houses

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MEXICO: Authorities said that two people perished on Sunday due to the damage inflicted by Tropical Storm Roslyn, which initially made landfall as an intense hurricane along Mexico’s Pacific coast before weakening further inland.

According to the Nayarit state Ministry of Security and Citizen Protection, a beam fell on a 74-year-old man’s head in the municipality of Mexcaltitan de Santiago Ixcuintla, killing him. In the Rosamorada region of the state, a woman, 39, perished when a fence gave way.

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Roslyn, a Category 3 storm, made landfall at 5:20 a.m. local time (1120 GMT) in Santa Cruz in northern Nayarit, a Pacific coastal state with well-known tourist destinations like Sayulita and Punta Mita. This information is from the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC).

According to the NHC, by the afternoon, Roslyn had been downgraded to a tropical storm, with maximum sustained winds falling to about 45 miles per hour (75 kilometers per hour).

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By Sunday night, Roslyn was expected to develop into a tropical depression before dissipating overnight or early on Monday.

Images from Nayarit after Roslyn made landfall showed homes with severely damaged roofs and exterior coverings and cars submerged in water. The state’s civil security department announced on Twitter that emergency personnel had been dispatched to the most impacted areas.

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According to the state governor, Jalisco, which lies next door, only sustained minimal damage. All operations at the famous international airport in Puerto Vallarta have resumed.

Some evacuees had already gone back to their houses. In regions with disruptions, officials were attempting to restore power.

The coastline’s beaches remained closed. Swells that were “likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions” were warned about by the NHC.

According to the NHC, persistent heavy rain was forecast for certain locations along the storm’s path. The organization cautioned that in regions with rocky terrain, rain might cause landslides and flash flooding.

Also Read: Hurricane Roslyn is Predicted to Strike Mexico’s Pacific Coast

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