Monterrey, Mexico — The US National Hurricane Center (NHC) warned of torrential rains, life-threatening flash floods, and landslides as Hurricane Nora landed on the northwest coast of Hurricane, Mexico on Saturday night.
According to the NHC, after landing near Vicentegerero, category 1 hurricanes continue to move north near the coast.
A video posted on social media showed that storm surges flooded roads and strong winds struck buildings and knocked down trees.
Hurricane alerts were issued along the coasts of Colima, Nayarit and Jalisco, officials said.
According to the latest NHC recommendation, “Nora is expected to produce a total of 8-12 inches of rainfall from this weekend to early next week, with a maximum of 20 inches.” “This rainfall causes life-threatening flash floods and landslides.”
Authorities also warned that hurricane-induced swells could cause “life-threatening waves and rip current conditions” on the south and southwest coasts of Mexico.
As of 7 pm CST, Nora was located about 30 mph southwest of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and was packed with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph.
From the west coast of Mexico, hurricanes are projected to move closer to the Gulf of California on Sundays and Mondays.