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Hurricane Patricia is the strongest hurricane on record to hit the Americas. Yes, it's worse than hurricane Katrina. If you want some comparison, Katrina was a Category 5 hurricane with sustained winds of 170 miles per hour. Hurricane Patricia beat that with sustained winds of 200 miles per hour.
It is currently making landfall on Mexico's coast and it's predicted to make catastrophic damage.
The government has declared a state of emergency.
NBC News meteorologist Bill Karins warned that Patricia would be "the most devastating storm to ever hit Mexico" with "catastrophic damage" likely between the posh resort of Puerto Vallarta and the bustling port city of Manzanillo.
Also, the National Hurricane Center said the hurricane is expected to produce deadly currents and "life threatening flash floods and mudslides."

My thought and prayers to those in Mexico and the surrounding areas.

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That's god to hear! @nicolejb
@nicolejb from what I heard from the press, the storm didn't do quite as much damage as predicted. The storm weakened very quickly when it made landfall
yeah that’s what I heard too @alywoah and my family friend where a little bit more inland, so that was a relief!
That's good to hear. I was worried that the hurricane would cause more damage. Hurricanes can be brutal. @nicolejb
A Hispanic lady that my mom knows even joked that the category 5 storm was robbed to a category 1. x)