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Hurricane Rick makes landfall along Pacific coast as a Category 2

Lázaro Cárdenas, Michoacán — Hurricane Rick made landfall Monday morning as a Category 2 storm. The center of Rick landed in the vicinity of the municipalities of Lázaro Cárdenas and La Unión de Isidoro Montes de Oca in the state of Guerrero.

The storm arrived with heavy rains, winds and waves along the Pacific coast of Mexico. Landslide warnings are in effect for areas of Michoacán and Guerrero, while heavy rain warnings are in effect for Jalisco (south) and Colima and Guanajuato.

The National Meteorological Service, official weather source of the Government of Mexico, says these heavy rains could generate an increase in river and stream levels causing flooding in areas of Michoacán and Guerrero.

Rick arrived with with gusts of 120 to 150 km/h and waves of 5 to 7 meters along the coast of Michoacán and Guerrero. Gusts of 70 to 80 km/h with waves of 1 to 3 meters high have been felt along the coast of Colima.

Hurricane warnings remain from Técpan de Galeana, Guerrero to Punta San Telmo, Michoacán, while tropical storm warnings are in effect from Tecpan de Galeana to Acapulco, and from Punta San Telmo, Michoacán to Manzanillo, Colima.

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