Two people have died in Mexico after Hurricane Roslyn made landfall on the country’s Pacific coast.

A 74-year-old man died in the city of Santiago Xquintla when a beam fell on his head, Nayarit state’s Ministry of Security and Civil Defense said.

A 39-year-old woman died as a result of a fence collapse in Rasomarad district of the state.

Local media reports that they hid in buildings that collapsed during the storm.

The Federal Electric Power Commission said more than 150,000 homes lost power.

Cars were flooded and roofs were badly damaged, while emergency services were dispatched to the worst-hit areas.

An overturned caravan in Santiago Xquintla

Roslin made landfall as a Category 3 hurricane at 5:20 a.m. local time near Santa Cruz in northern Nayarit state, the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

Jose Antonio Barajas, mayor of the nearby fishing village of San Blas, said: “The wind from this hurricane was, to be honest, enormous.”

Nayarit has popular tourist beaches such as Sayulita and Punta Mita.

Roslyn has since been downgraded to a tropical storm. By Sunday evening, winds were reaching 30 mph, down from a peak of 130 mph.

It is moving northeast at 22 mph and is expected to weaken further as it moves inland.

It will likely dissipate before reaching Texas, the NHC added.

A truck overturned in Tecual in the state of Nayarit
A truck overturned in the city of Tecuala in the state of Nayarit

Only minor damage was reported in Nayarit’s neighbor Jalisco, the state’s governor said, and Puerto Vallarta’s airport resumed operations.

Beaches along affected stretches of coast remained closed, but the NHC warned of swells “likely to result in life-threatening surf and rip currents.”

Heavy rains may continue in some areas, leading to flash floods.