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Weather forecasters are calling Hurricane Patricia the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the western hemisphere and it’s straight towards Mexico. With maximum sustained winds of 200 mph, forecasters said hurricane Patricia will make landfall on Mexico’s Pacific Coast Friday. It is measured as a category 5 storm is scheduled to make landfall near the Puerto Vallarta area and it could be “catastrophic.”

The U.N.’s World Meteorological Organization said in a tweet that Patricia was comparable in intensity to Typhoon Haiyan. That storm left more than 7,300 people dead or missing in the Philippines two years ago.

Once the storm weakens, Patricia’s remnants will continue to produce heavy rain in central parts of the country and into Texas over the weekend.

Source | WFAA

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