Friday, October 23, 2015

Hurricane Patricia - Strongest Hurricane on Record - Updated Information - Mexico




Hurricane Patricia is the strongest hurricane on record with over 200 MPH winds. It is on a direct path to the Costalegre, Mexico between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo. We will update this blog post with any news we receive. Please come back and refresh often.

Assistance and some ways to help:

U.S. State Department - You can alert us to U.S. citizens affected by the storm, including yourself, by calling us at 1-888-407-4747 (From the United States and Canada), +1-202-501-4444 (From all other countries), and email PatriciaEmergencyUSC@state.gov if you have additional questions or concerns.

http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings/hurricane-patricia-travel-alert.html

Embassies & consulates in Mexico - http://www.mexonline.com/embassy.htm

American Red Cross - http://www.redcross.org/

International Red Cross - https://www.ifrc.org/en/

Direct Relief - http://www.directrelief.org/emergency/hurricane-patricia-mexico/


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Mascota, Jalisco video from Instagram

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Costalegre from Instagram

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Manzanillo video from Instagram

Valiendo madre #Manzanillo #Hurac√°nPatricia #Hurricane #Mexico #Colima #Puerto #wearescrewed

A video posted by Alejandro Aguilar (@alejandro.aguilar.s) on


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Melaque from Instagram

#huracan #patricia #melaque

A photo posted by Sandrei (@bsandrei) on


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Manzanillo video from Instagram

#huracanpatricia #manzanillo

A video posted by Malenii Jasmin Villalobos (@villalobosmalenii) on


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Twitter photos of Melaque in Mexico's Costalegre
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The Mexican cargo ship Los Llanitos is trapped between rock formations Saturday after it was dragged and ran aground during Hurricane Patricia. Read the whole story at http://www.latimes.com/world/mexico-americas/la-fg-mexico-patricia-manzanillo-20151025-story.html

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Social Media Key In Soothing Worried Families Following Hurricane Patricia from CBS Sacramento - http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2015/10/24/social-media-key-in-soothing-worried-families-following-hurricane-patricia/

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Video of flooding in Guadalajara

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Manzanillo

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Check out this video of Hurricane Patricia hitting Manzanillo.



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Hurricane Patricia weakens, but still 'extremely dangerous'

Hurricane Patricia weakened to a Category 4 storm Friday night with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph, but remained "extremely dangerous" over southwestern Mexico....... Taking the brunt of the hurricane are small fishing villages about 130 miles south of Puerto Vallarta, which had braced for potentially catastrophic 200 mph sustained winds and torrential rains. Despite the slight weakening, damage from the Category 5 storm is expected to be devastating..........It struck land near Cuixmala, a 25,000-acre private estate of beach, jungle, nature reserve and fruit plantations that was once home to the late British billionaire James Goldsmith.

Read more at http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/23/americas/hurricane-patricia/

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Web Cam of Puerto Vallarta looking south at the Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta. Click on link below for updated web cam.

http://www.webcamsdemexico.com/webcam-puerto-vallarta-sur

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The Hurricane Patricia page from the National Hurricane Center



http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/refresh/graphics_ep5+shtml/114707.shtml?5-daynl



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Patricia, strongest hurricane ever recorded, menaces Mexico

(CNN)Patricia -- the strongest hurricane ever recorded -- barreled closer and closer Friday morning to Mexico's Pacific coast, where residents have been told to brace for its 200-mph sustained winds and torrential rains.
The Miami-based meteorological center, in its 10 a.m. CT (11 a.m. ET) advisory, warned of a "potentially catastrophic landfall ... in southwestern Mexico" late that afternoon or early evening. While its strength could fluctuate, "Patricia is expected to remain an extremely dangerous Category 5 hurricane through landfall."
 
Patricia has potential to cause massive death and destruction over a large swath of the Mexican Pacific coast, including the tourist hot spots of Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco.
 
 
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