MEXICO:(VVNG.com)- Hurricane Patricia continues to threaten Mexico prompting the government to issue a state of emergency. Residents in the impacted cities have been evacuated and transported to evacuation centers. Thousands of tourist have been evacuated and hundreds of flights have been cancelled.
Hurricane Patricia made landfall Friday afternoon in the port cities of Manzanillo and Puerto Vallarta instantly creating rivers through out the cities and toppling large trees. Various news outlets are reporting a widespread power outages in various coastal cities, leaving family members living abroad feeling very worried.
Hurricane Patricia is being called the largest hurricane in recorded history and perhaps also one of the most well documented. Many people in the affected areas are taking to social media and sharing videos and photos as they update the world. Patricia was predicted to sustain winds of up to 200 Miles Per Hour (MPH). However, upon making landfall the winds dropped to an estimated 160 MPH.
What makes this hurricane even more alarming, is the way it grew from a tropical storm on Wednesday evening and exploded to a category five hurricane within 24-hours. According to the Saffir-Simpson scale hurricane Patricia is one of the most rapid intensification of any hurricane, cyclone, or typhoon on record.
As of this evening, although the hurricane has created chaos and left its mark on the affected cities. The damage hasn’t been as bad as what was initially anticipated. Nightfall has fallen on Mexico and the full extent of the damages will be visible at sunlight. More information will be updated as it continues to develop.
The following are phone numbers for those wishing to reach the evacuation centers:
Jalisco – 01322 224 7701
Colima – 01312 313 0311
Nayarit – 01311 133 0381
— Gabriella (@kissmymistakes) October 23, 2015
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