MEXICO CITY — Severe flooding impacted parts of Mexico’s west coast Wednesday as the remnants of former Hurricane Pamela headed toward Texas.
The National Hurricane Center said Pamela made landfall about 6 a.m. Mountain time Wednesday as a 75-mph hurricane near Estacion Dimas in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. The storm was later downgraded to a tropical depression.
Mexico’s National Meteorological Service warned of possible landslides and flooding in low-lying areas.
Footage released by Mexican authorities showed emergency crews traveling through floodwaters in Nayarit and working to clear inundated roads on Wednesday.
Winds from Pamela had fallen to about 30 mph by the time it dissipated near Laredo, Texas.
The NHC said remnants of Pamela are expected to produce 4 to 8 inches of rainfall with isolated amounts of 12 inches across the Mexican states of Sinaloa, western Durango and northern Nayarit.
Across portions of central Texas and southeastern Oklahoma, 3 to 6 inches of rain with isolated maximum totals of 8 inches are possible.