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Last updateFri, 17 Nov 2017 11am

Hurricane Patricia spares Puerto Vallarta; no fatalities but significant damage in rural areas, communities to homes, highways, crops

Authorities in Jalisco and Coloma had prepared for the worst case scenario as Hurricane Patricia roared its way to the Pacific coast Friday evening.  With winds of up to 200 mph, Patricia had developed into a category five hurricane in less than 24 hours – the strongest ever measured by the U.S. National Hurricane Center. Some weather experts  described it as a potentially “catastrophic” event – a warning that prompted authorities in Jalisco and Colima to take unprecedented prevention measures.