Roslyn' becomes hurricane and threatens Mexico's coasts
It reaches a speed of 200 kilometers per hour and is category 4 on the Saffir Simpson scale, Mexico's National Meteorological Service reported Saturday.
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According to the report, 'Roslyn' is moving off the coasts of Jalisco, Nayarit, Michoacán and Colima. "Its extensive cloud bands will produce intense to torrential rains in the west of the country, which could cause landslides and flooding in low areas of these entities," the SMN reported.
The agency called on the inhabitants of the areas affected by the hurricane to be attentive to the indications of the authorities. Specifically, the area of incidence is located from Playa Pérula, in Jalisco, to El Roblito, in Nayarit.
On the other hand, the ports of Manzanillo, Puerto Vallarta and Lázaro Cárdenas remain closed for large vessels, as well as other ports in Colima, Jalisco, Michoacán and Nayarit for small vessels.
Germán Martínez Santoyo, director of Mexico's National Water Commission, called on "maritime navigation to take extreme precautions due to strong winds and waves in coastal areas".
Likewise, the SMN officially informed that "during the early morning and first hours of Sunday, the extreme right side of the hurricane will be very close to the northern coast of Jalisco, causing torrential to occasional extraordinary rains in the western part of the state".
The SMN warned that "the rains caused by the system could provoke landslides, an increase in the levels of rivers and streams, overflows and floods in low lying areas of the mentioned states".