Hurricane Roslyn struck the small community stretch of Mexico’s Pacific coast between the resorts of Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlan Sunday morning.
On Sunday morning, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Roslyn was about 55 miles (90km) south-southeast of the northern city of Durango.
The hurricane was moving north-northeast at 20 miles per hour (31 kph) and was expected to lose strength further as it moves further inland, although it avoided the resorts.
Roslyn made a landslide around the village of Santa Cruz, near the fishing village of San Blas, about 90 miles (150 kilometers) north of Puerto Vallarta.
In Tepic, the Nayarit state capital, Roslyn blew down trees and flooded some streets. There was a curfew as the authority labored to clear a landslide that blocked the local road.
Roslyn hit the shore in Nayarit state, in roughly the same area where Hurricane Orlene made landfall on Oct. 3.
The Federal Electricity Commission reported that over 150,000 homes had lost power as a result of the storm, alongside the heavy rainfall, and that by midday Sunday, service had been restored to about one-third of those customers.
The National Water Commission said rains from Roslyn could cause mudslides and flooding and the U.S. hurricane center warned that heavy rains could cause flash flooding and landslides
The head of the state civil defense office for the Puerto Vallarta area, Adrián Bobadilla, said:
“The biggest effect was from the waves, on some of the beachside infrastructures. We did not have any significant damage.”
The waves from the storm had carried away railings and small thatched structures that normally keep the sun off diners at the beachside eateries in Puerto Vallarta.