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Tropical Storm Nora hugs Mexico's coast; 1 dead, 7 missing

Communities in the coastal states of Michoacan, Colima and Jalisco experienced heavy rain and rough surf as the storm moved northward hugging the shoreline.

Tropical Storm Nora hugs Mexico's coast; 1 dead, 7 missing
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Tropical Storm Nora hugs Mexico's coast; 1 dead, 7 missing
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2021-08-30T08:13:01+05:30

Hurricane Nora has caused floods and landslides along Mexico's Pacific coast, while making landfall again and passing just inland of the Mazatlan resort area before veering into the Gulf of California and weakening into a tropical storm.

Communities in the coastal states of Michoacan, Colima and Jalisco experienced heavy rain and rough surf as the storm moved northward hugging the shoreline.

The Jalisco state government said a teenager from Spain died Saturday night when a hotel partially collapsed in Puerto Vallarta amid severe flooding when Nora passed by the tourist city as a Category 1 hurricane. A woman was also missing there after her car was swept away. Officials said flooding damaged 500 homes and two people were injured in a landslide.

Six fishermen from the state of Guerrero were listed as missing at sea.

Nora had maximum sustained winds of 60 mph Sunday evening and was moving to the north-northwest at 12 mph. Its center was about 120 miles northwest of Mazatlan.

In Puerto Vallarta, two rivers overflowed during the storm and flooded part of the center of the town. A torrent of water shattered a bridge and took away part of a small four-story boutique hotel where the dead boy was found Sunday after eight hours of searching. The rest of his family escaped before the collapse, authorities said.

Jalisco Gov. Enrique Alfaro said the missing woman in Puerto Vallarta was lost when surging waters dragged her from her car and swept her away. The US National Hurricane Center said Nora would drag dragging along the mainland shore of the gulf for the next several days, then diminish to a tropical depression and head inland toward the Arizona border region. Moisture from the storm could bring heavy rains by midweek to the US Southwest and central Rockies, the hurricane center said.

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