Mexico prepares to host the Super Hurricane Patricia

Mexico prepares to host the Super Hurricane Patricia -

The National Emergency Committee warned that Mexico Hurricane Patricia will play land at 17 local time on Friday with winds of 325 kilometers per hour (km / h), the strongest that have been measured in history. is the most intense recorded with an eye 18 km in diameter and cloud bands of over 1,000 km.

As specified organism, the storm will enter the state of Jalisco, which will be among those most affected by the phenomenon with Colima, Michoacan, Guerrero and Nayarit.

"No hurricane before in the history of the planet had reached the dimension, winds, force that brings Patricia "said Jorge Muñoz, a journalist of TV Azteca of Mexico in communication with the program Nothing fancy .

Muñoz told Radio Universidad that one of the many features this phenomenon is the speed with which it progresses and with evolving. So, from Monday until today went from being "a low pressure, then became a tropical depression and from there the lights warning came on. From Wednesday authorities began issuing alertamientos the population because it was anticipated that evolve very quickly. "

at 13:00 local time (18:00 GMT), Patricia approximately 135 kilometers (km) stood southwest of Manzanillo, Colima, 155 km south Perula Beach and 250 km south of Cabo Corrientes, both in Jalisco, gusting to 400 km / h and moving north at 19 km / h. (See: Mexico: expect "superhuracán of catastrophic dimensions")

There is a probability that waterspouts, whirlwinds and tornadoes near the cyclone to form, at the time of landfall.

The National Emergency Committee said Patricia must cross the country and enter the Gulf of Mexico, to affect the coasts of Texas and Louisiana, in the United States.

Conagua reported that waves of 6 to 8 meters are expected, however does not rule are higher as they approach the Mexican Pacific coast. He also advised people living near the system, not make nautical, tourist, recreational and commercial activities in the sea and coastal areas during the next few hours.

Because the recent rainfall softened the ground, could register mudslides, landslides, overflowing rivers and streams or encumbrances on roads and road sections, as well as flooding in low-lying areas and saturation drains in urban sites.

the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said that, at present, the hurricane has a force comparable to that of typhoon Haiyan, which left more than 7,000 dead and missing in the Philippines two years ago.

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