MONTERREY, Mexico, Aug 28 (Reuters) - The U.S. National
Hurricane Center (NHC) warned of torrential rains,
life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides as Hurricane Nora
made landfall on Saturday evening on the northwest coast of the
Mexican state of Jalisco.
After making landfall near Vicente Guerrero, the category 1
hurricane has continued northward near the coast, NHC said.
Videos posted on social media showed storm surges flooding
roads and fierce winds lashing buildings and downing trees.
Hurricane warnings have been issued for coastal stretches of
the states of Colima, Nayarit and Jalisco, the agency said.
"Nora is expected to produce rainfall totals of 8 to 12
inches (20-30 cm) with maximum amounts of 20 inches this weekend
into early next week," according to the NHC's latest advisory.
"This rainfall will produce life-threatening flash flooding and
The agency also warned that swells generated by the
hurricane could produce "life-threatening surf and rip current
conditions" on the southern and southwestern coast of Mexico.
As of 7 p.m. CST, Nora was located about 30 miles (48 km)
south southwest of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, packing maximum
sustained winds of 80 miles per hour (129 kph).
From the western coast of Mexico, the hurricane is then
projected to approach and move into the Gulf of California on
Sunday and Monday.
(Reporting by Laura Gottesdiener in Monterrey, Miguel Angel
Gutiérrez in Mexico City, and Anirudh Saligrama in Bengaluru;
Editing by Daniel Wallis and Leslie Adler)