Hurricane Patricia slams into Mexico's Pacific Coast
Oct 24, Mexico City: Hurricane Patricia, has slammed into Mexico's Pacific Coast, threatening coastal areas with potentially catastrophic winds and rainfall.
The category 5 storm, Patricia which is known to be the strongest ever hurricane had caused landfalls asi it entered Mexico late Friday night, "The eye of the hurricane has already made landfall in Emiliano Zapata" in Jalisco state, near the major port of Manzanillo, National Water Commission director Roberto Ramirez told Milenio television.
According to reports, Patricia's centre made landfall in a relatively low-populated stretch of the Jalisco state coast near Cuixmala. The nearest significant city, Manzanillo, was about 85km southeast - outside the scope of the storm's maximum-strength winds.Within four hours of causing landfall, the Patricia was downgraded to a Category 4 storm, by the US National Hurricane Center (NHC), which expects the hurricane to downgrade into a tropical storm later on Saturday morning.
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