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Hurricane Roslyn batters Mexico’s Pacific Coast

By Rufaro Zaranyika, Arts and Entertainment Editor, The DAA Pawprint

On Sunday, October 23, a powerful hurricane made landfall in western Mexico, bringing heavy rains, flash flooding and landslides.
Roslyn, a category 3 hurricane, made landfall in Nayarit state, with maximum winds of 195 kilometers per hour (120mph).

Images from the aftermath have shown flooded roads and overturned vehicles in Nayarit, as well as collapsed roofs and damaged homes in the worst affected area of Tecuala.

The hurricane has since downgraded to a tropical cyclone and is expected to pass over the weekend. According to the governor of neighboring Jalisco state, flash flooding and power outages also hit the town of Puerto Vallarta. However, only minor damage was caused.

Scientists from the US weather service have predicted a very active hurricane season this year, with above average numbers of named storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes.

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