Richard crossed over the Central American country of Belize on Sunday and made landfall near Belize City as a Category one hurricane.
Around 10,000 people were forced from their homes during the brunt of the storm and took shelter in several schools and churches nearby. Some roads and low-lying communities were flooded as heavy rain and storm surge pounded the area.
The storm began to lose strength as it pushed into Guatemala Monday morning and has since been downgraded to a tropical depression.
Still, Richard is expected to drop over 150 mm of rain across northern Guatemala and the Mexican states of Quintana Roo and Campeche can expect an additional 50 mm of rain by the time the system moves through.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami warns of life threatening flash flooding and mudslides in mountainous terrain.
A tropical storm warning is in effect for the east coast of the Yucatan from Punta Gruesa to Chetumal.
This was the 17th named storm of the busy Atlantic hurricane season. It's now the 10th hurricane.
To stay up-to-date on the current storm situation, head to our Tropical Storm Centre. You can also tune into The Weather Network on TV for updates. The newscast comes up at :12 and :42 past every hour.
With files from Lisa Varano