Save the Children Spokespeople Available: Hurricane Patricia

Hurricane Patricia

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Francine Uenuma
202-450-9153

Wendy Christian
203-465-8010

 

Ajla Grozdanic
202-251-5859

 

Fairfield, Conn. (October 23, 2015) — Hurricane Patricia, described as the strongest storm ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere, is expected to hit Mexico’s coast somewhere between Manzanillo and San Blas, Nayarit, this afternoon (CDT).

The Category 5 storm has drastically increased its strength in less than 24 hours, with sustained winds of over 200 mph.

More than half a meter of rainfall is expected in the states of Jalisco, Colima, Michoacán, and Guerrero over the next 24 hours, with coastal flooding, interruptions to electricity and telecommunications and damage to infrastructure expected.

School classes and flights have been cancelled in warning zones in the three states.

In preparation of the impact of Hurricane Patricia, you can visit www.savethechildren.org/hurricane-patricia to provide support for affected children, or text HURRICANE to 20222 to donate [$25] to Save the Children's Hurricane Patricia Children’s Relief Fund.

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