December 21, 2014
Rick has spun out into a tropical depression after washing onto Mexico's Pacific coast as a tropical storm.
The system spared Los Cabos on the Baja California peninsula a direct blow. It made landfall Wednesday morning just north of the mainland resort of Mazatlan, toppling trees and signs.
Authorities say there are no immediate reports of significant damage, although the region has been drenched in a steady rain since Tuesday.
Officials tell local media that power has been knocked out in some parts of Mazatlan. Classes were canceled and residents had been urged to evacuate some low-lying areas.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center expects that Rick, which once menaced the Pacific as a Category 5 hurricane, will soon dissipate.
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