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Hurricane Roslyn slams Pacific Mexico as Category 3 killing at least two

Nayarit, Mexico — Hurricane Roslyn slammed Mexico’s Pacific coast as a Category 3 hurricane Sunday. Authorities reported heavy rain in the three states of Jalisco, Nayarit and Sinaloa. At 10:00 a.m. central Mexico time, Roslyn reached Category 4 hurricane strength, but made landfall as a Category 3.

After the passing of the storm, at least two people were reported killed. So far, only preliminary information is available since authorities continue to count damage.

One of the dead is an 80-year-old man on the island of Mexcaltitán in the municipality of Santiago Ixcuintla. The other is a 39-year-old woman in the municipality of Rosamorada. Both died inside their homes after they collapsed from the hurricane.

Jorge Benito Rodríguez Martínez, head of the SSPPC, reported that work is being carried out on roads that have been obstructed by fallen trees and collapsed earth banks, mainly in the municipalities of Santiago Ixcuintla, Compostela, Acaponeta, San Blas, Tepic and Bahía de Banderas.

Monitoring of risk areas near streams, rivers and canals is also being done throughout the state.

He reported that in the area of impact between San Blas and Santiago Escuintla, 90 percent of the population was sheltered. A tour will be made in the other municipalities to learn the extent of the damage.

Hurricane Roslyn caused blackouts in Nayarit, Jalisco and Sinaloa with downed poles and fallen trees. According to the CFE, 179,293 people were left without power. As of Monday morning, the CFE reported 63 percent of those affected in the three states have had their power restored.