Relief in Mexico as Hurricane Patricia weakens

Relief in Mexico as Hurricane Patricia weakens
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Hurricane Patricia has made landfall in western Mexico bringing with it the threat of floods and mudslides. Hurricane Patricia batters Mexico as one

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Hurricane Patricia has made landfall in western Mexico bringing with it the threat of floods and mudslides.

Hurricane Patricia batters Mexico as one of strongest storms ever https://t.co/0Tzc1jR6xTpic.twitter.com/N5ePpuPS7q

— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) October 24, 2015

The strongest recorded storm in the Americas hit land as a Category 5 hurricane and as it moved into the interior lost strength and looks set to be reclassified as a tropical storm in the coming hours.

Most dangerous storm in history menaces Mexico. #local10https://t.co/VyvtLcOoklpic.twitter.com/zJbd03nYFO

— WPLG Local 10 News (@WPLGLocal10) October 24, 2015

According to Mexico’s National Disaster Fund some 400,000 people are vulnerable to the extreme weather. The country’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto urged vigilance:“We can’t yet lower our guard. I insist: the most dangerous part of the hurricane has yet to enter the national territory. I ask the Mexican people to be watchful over the coming hours and listen for information from government officials over Hurricane Patricia.”

#HurricanePatricia causes less damage than feared so far: #Mexico leader https://t.co/ieG2TAwSYhpic.twitter.com/LSufEfVexU

— ST Foreign Desk (@STForeignDesk) October 24, 2015

At its height Patricia generated winds of 265km/h.

Some in Mexico find themselves stranded in Hurricane’s path https://t.co/Uq8gQNfA03pic.twitter.com/fiThXWMsYR

— New York Times World (@nytimesworld) October 24, 2015

In coastal areas people hunkered down after stocking up on food and other staples as businesses closed while the hurricane swept ashore.

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