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Posted by on Oct 23, 2015 in Mexico, Weather | 7 comments

Record Setting, Category 5 Hurricane Patricia Nears ‘Potentially Catastrophic’ Landfall in Mexico


Hurricane Patricia is expected to make landfall on Friday afternoon in southwest Mexico, bringing with it “potentially catastrophic” results, the National Weather Service said in an advisory. Described as “the strongest eastern North Pacific hurricane on record,” Patricia has maximum sustained winds of 200 miles per hour and could bring as much as 20 inches of…

  • The_Ohioan

    Maybe if a super storm ever hits DC, we can get some action on climate change…….nah.

    • Lorie Emerson

      Look at Texas. They will get more flooding, but the denial will continue as they work to keep the EPA from doing its job and then request federal funding. Perhaps they will find a way to blame Mexico for the hurricane and the lack of a big enough wall from stopping the storm after effects. Sigh.

      • Slamfu

        And then Donald Trump will say he has a plan to have Mexico pay for it.

  • JSpencer

    I expect we’ll be seeing relief assistance coming from the USA, which is likely to anger those who think efforts should go to building walls instead. Gee, maybe walls will protect us from climate change too.

    Prayers for those living in SW Mexico…

  • Slamfu

    I am not that familiar with Mexico’s geography, but man anyone near the coast is just going to get washed away. What is the storm surge you can expect with 200+ mph winds? Those poor people. Even solid concrete and steel buildings can get wrecked in those conditions.

  • Lorie Emerson

    The prevalent theme on our news seemed to concentrate on peoples vacations being ruined. It struck me as so egicentruc as to be frightening.

    • DdW

      That is so perceptive and considerate, Lorie.

      When we finally left Mexico after Wilma and after having been taken care of so wonderfully by the local Mexican people, I said something to the effect that we — the “vacationers” — were returning to our comfortable homes and way of life while the Mexican people had to stay behind and try to literally pick up the pieces of their destroyed homes and lives.

      This will be once again be repeated in the wake of Patricia.

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