Two people have died after heavy rains and flooding from Hurricane Roslyn in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Roslin died on Sunday after making landfall as a powerful hurricane on Mexico’s Pacific coast, weakening inland and dying on Sunday, officials said.

A 74-year-old man died after a beam fell on his head in the town of Mexcaltitan de Santiago Ixcuintla, Nayarit state’s Ministry of Defense and Civil Protection told Reuters. A 39-year-old woman died after a fence collapsed in Rosamorada district of the state.

According to the US National Hurricane Center (NHC), Roslyn made landfall at 5:20 a.m. local time (1120 GMT) as a Category 3 hurricane near Santa Cruz in northern Nayarit, a Pacific coastal state with popular tourist beaches such as Sayulita and Punta. Mita.

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In the afternoon, Roslyn was downgraded to a tropical storm, with maximum sustained winds down to 45 mph (75 km/h), the NHC said.

Roslyn was forecast to become a tropical depression by Sunday evening and dissipate overnight or early Monday morning.

Images taken from Nayarit after the Rosslyn landslide showed submerged cars and houses with extensive damage to roofs and exterior cladding. The state’s civil defense agency said on Twitter that emergency officials had been dispatched to the worst-hit areas.

The state governor said only minor damage was reported in neighboring Jalisco. The busy Puerto Vallarta International Airport has resumed all operations.

Some of the evacuees returned home. Officials are working to restore electricity in areas affected by power outages.

Beaches along the coast were closed. The NHC warned of swells that could “cause life-threatening turbulence and disrupt current conditions”.

NHC said heavy rain will continue in parts of the storm’s track. The Center warned that the rains could lead to flooding and landslides in areas with rugged terrain.

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Reporting by Cassandra Garrison; Editing by Daniel Wallis, Lisa Schumacher, Diane Croft and Mark Porter

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