Saturday, 24 October 2015

Hurricane Patricia Set To Hit Mexico, Becomes Strongest Hurricane Ever Recorded

Hurricane Patricia is gearing to hit Mexico's Pacific Coast with winds moving as fast as 190mph. It has been described as the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere--Category 5.

With the hurricane predicted to hit Mexico Friday evening, a state of emergency has been declared and residents have been stocking up on supplies and groceries.

The hurricane is expected with dangerous 40-foot waves, flash floods and affected areas will be uninhabitable for weeks to months.

The President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto in a radio interview said, “We are going to go through difficult moments in the face of a phenomenon that we have never seen before. Right now the most urgent important thing is that people are aware and look for a safe place.”

Scott Kelly, an American astronaut aboard the international space station, sent a Twitter photo of the storm from space with the warning: “It’s massive. Be careful!”

Meanwhile, health and relief organizations such as the International Medical Corps, International Federation of the Red Cross and Catholic Relief Services are on stand-by to provide a coordinated response after the hurricane.

If interested in making donations to the cause, you may click here.

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