Hurricane Patricia batters Mexico as one of strongest storms ever




 
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Hurricane Patricia batters Mexico as one of strongest storms ever
 
October 24th, 2015  
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Hurricane Patricia batters Mexico as one of strongest storms ever
By David Alire Garcia PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane Patricia, one of the most powerful storms on record, struck Mexico's Pacific coast on Friday with destructive winds that tore down trees, moved cars and forced thousands of people to flee homes and beachfront resorts. The storm slammed into a stretch of sparsely populated coastline near the popular beach getaway of Puerto Vallarta, where 15,000 tourists were evacuated to avoid the driving rain and winds of 160 miles per hour (266 km per hour). There were no initial reports of casualties after the storm hit northwest of Manzanillo.




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