Hurricane Roslyn slams western Mexico killing two


Two people are reported dead after Hurricane Roslyn hit western Mexico as a category three hurricane.


The National Hurricane Center said that Roslyn made landfall in west-central Mexico near Santa Cruz in northern Nayarit with maximum sustained winds near 195 km/h.


There were cars underwater, some homes were damaged, and beaches were damaged.


The Puerto Vallarta International Airport said some outbound flights were affected but the airport remained operational.


Roslyn has since weakened to a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h. The storm is expected to produce an additional 1 to 3 inches of rain across southern Durango, Sinaloa into portions of Nayarit, Zacatecas and Jalisco. There is a risk of flash flooding and landslides in areas of rugged terrain.


Swells generated by Roslyn will continue to affect portions of the coast of southwestern Mexico, west-central Mexico, and the southern portion of the Baja California peninsula through tonight.


With information from the National Hurricane Center.