Hurricane Roslyn landed on Mexico’s west coast early Sunday, bringing “life-threatening” storm surges, damaging winds and floods, officials said.

While over the Pacific, the storm had strengthened to a Category 4 storm and on Sunday the National Hurricane Center said Roslyn remained “extremely dangerous”.

The storm had sustained maximum winds of 120 mph and was expected today to bring “a life-threatening storm surge and rains flooding into portions of west-central Mexico,” the hurricane center said.

Meteorologists had said Roslyn would likely pass by Cabo Corrientes and the Puerto Vallarta region overnight, but warned those areas would still see strong winds, heavy rain, and rough waves.

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This satellite image taken at 15:30 UTC and provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Roslyn approaching the Pacific coast of Mexico on Saturday, October 22, 2022. Saturday, Roslyn grew to reach Category 4 force as it headed for a collision with the Pacific coast of Mexico, probably north of the resort of Puerto Vallarta.
(NOAA via AP)

A hurricane warning was in effect for Las Islas Marias and Playa Perula up to Escuinapa. The center said hurricane surveillance was in place in the area north of Escuinapa to Mazatlan.

The storm hit Nayarit state around 5:20 am local time on Sunday morning.

This satellite image, taken at 10am ET and provided by NOAA, shows tropical storm Roslyn approaching Mexico's Pacific coast on Friday, October 21, 2022.

This satellite image, taken at 10am ET and provided by NOAA, shows tropical storm Roslyn approaching Mexico’s Pacific coast on Friday, October 21, 2022.
(NOAA via AP)

The Nayarit state government said the hurricane was supposed to land around the fishing village of San Blas, about 90 miles from Puerto Vallarta.

Hurricane winds extended for 30 miles from downtown Roslyn, while tropical storm winds extended up to 80 miles, the U.S. Hurricane Center said.

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The National Water Commission said Roslyn’s rains could cause landslides and flooding, and the U.S. Hurricane Center has warned of dangerous storm surges along the coast, as well as 4-6 inches of rain.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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