People Urged to Seek Refuge in Safe Places as Hurricane Rick Hits Guerrero

Hurricane Rick made landfall in Mexico’s southwest as a Category 2 storm on October 25, bringing powerful winds of up to 165 km/h and intense rainfall.

The storm was later downgraded to a tropical depression as it made its way inland towards Jalisco state.

In the early hours of October 26, officials warned that the heavy rains could still lead to landslides and flooding in Michoacan, Guerrero, and Jalisco. The weather system was producing winds of up to 55 km/h.

The civil protection agency for Guerrero released this footage showing a surging swollen river, urging the public to take refuge in safe areas. Credit: Civil Protection Guerrero via Storyful

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