Hurricane Rick heads toward Mexico’s Pacific coast
MEXICO CITY(AP) — Hurricane Rick was forecast to arrive on Monday at Mexico’s southern Pacific coast.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center stated that Rick experienced winds of 85 mph ( 140 kph). It was expected to reach land around Lazaro Cardenas’ seaport and Zihuatanejo on Monday.
The hurricane was about 130 km) south-southwest Zihuatanejo. Rick was moving north at 3mph (6 km/h).
Some strengthening was anticipated and Rick could experience winds as high miles an hour (160 km/h. The center warned Rick that flash flooding and mudslides could occur. Mountainous terrain on the coast makes it vulnerable to flooding and mudslides.
A hurricane warning was in place for all points west of Acapulco, along the coast to Punta Telmo.
” It will bring heavy to torrential rains, flooding and possible mudslides across the land as it passes over Mexico,” Mexico’s National Water Commission stated in a statement.