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
School classes and flights have been cancelled in warning zones in the
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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