Hurricane Rick Edges Closer to Mexican Coast North of Acapulco

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People are pictured connected  a formation  arsenic  tropical Storm Rick strengthened into a hurricane disconnected  Mexico's Pacific coast, successful  Acapulco, Mexico connected  Oct. 23, 2021. (Javier Verdin/REUTERS)

People are pictured connected a formation arsenic tropical Storm Rick strengthened into a hurricane disconnected Mexico's Pacific coast, successful Acapulco, Mexico connected Oct. 23, 2021. (Javier Verdin/REUTERS)

MEXICO CITY—Hurricane Rick edged dilatory person to Mexico’s Pacific seashore connected Sunday, expected to unleash dense rains northbound of the formation edifice of Acapulco precocious successful the evening, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

Rick was packing maximum sustained winds adjacent 85 miles per hr with beardown gusts arsenic it moved northward astatine astir 3 miles per hour.

The tempest was located 130 miles southbound of the formation metropolis of Zihuatanejo successful Guerrero state.

The NHC estimated that Rick volition fortify arsenic it draws person to the seashore and bring “life-threatening tempest surge and unsafe hurricane-force winds” on a agelong of coastline from Tecpan de Galeana successful Guerrero, conscionable northbound of Acapulco, to Punta San Telmo successful Michoacan.

Rainfall successful immoderate areas was expected to magnitude to 20 inches, apt causing flooding and mudslides.

Authorities successful Guerrero warned that waves successful the Acapulco country and northward could scope betwixt 3 and 4 meters high.

Rick was expected to dissipate by Tuesday, the NHC said.

The coastal states of Guerrero, Michoacan, Colima, Jalisco, and Nayarit states were opening shelters successful areas expected to person dense rains, a authorities authoritative told Televisa News.

Reuters

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