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Mexico is hit by an 'extremely dangerous' hurricane

Mexico is hit by an 'extremely dangerous' hurricane

Parts of Mexico are facing life-threatening storm surge and flooding as Hurricane Roslyn approaches populated areas.

The Category 3 storm has been described as "extremely dangerous" by the US National Hurricane Center, with winds of 130 mph recorded and rain expected to trigger landslides.

Emergency officials were rushing to complete preparations to protect themselves from the hurricane as it moved toward tourist areas along Mexico's Pacific coast. A hurricane warning was in effect for Las Islas Marias and Playa Perula in Escuinapa, with forecasters saying the storm was expected to make landfall in Nayarit state.

The head of the state civil protection office, Pedro Nunez, said: "For now we are carrying out patrols in the cities, to alert people so that they can keep their possessions safe and stay safe in safer areas safe".

In the neighboring state of Jalisco, Governor Enrique Alfaro said 270 people had been forced to leave a town near the hurricane's expected path and that five emergency shelters had been set up in Puerto Vallarta.

Source: SkyNews

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