At least two people have died after Tropical Storm Bonnie strengthened into a major hurricane off Mexico’s Pacific coast on Tuesday.
According to forecasters, the current Category 3 storm is not expected to pose a threat to land as it advances further into the Pacific.
Bonnie had winds up to 115 mph on Tuesday, the US National Hurricane Center said.
It is the first major hurricane of the 2022 Eastern Pacific hurricane season.
The storm was centered about 250 miles southwest of Zihuatanejo, a Mexican resort town, and was moving west at about 14 miles per hour.
Severe flooding hit Nicaragua as a result of the weekend’s storm as Bonnie made landfall on the Caribbean coast late Friday as a tropical storm.
“Areas with life-threatening flash floods and mudslides are expected,” said the hurricane center.
Officials in Nicaragua and Costa Rica feared landslides and flooding would become problems in the coming days after the country was already saturated with rainwater.
According to the Nicaraguan Army, two people were killed in separate floods/
Alberto Flores Landero, 40, died trying to cross the Mati River, which overflowed due to heavy rain.
Juan Carlos Alemán, 38, died while helping passengers off a bus that plunged into the Ali Bethel River in the same area.
Mattresses had been distributed to displaced families, the Ministry of Family Affairs said.
Photos from where the storm struck showed water levels rising to the roofs of buildings as people navigated the streets in boats.
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