Hurricane Patricia, One of Strongest Ever Storms, Set to Hit Mexico

October 23, 2015 6:33 PM

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Hurricane Patricia, One of Strongest Ever Storms, Set to Hit Mexico

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico: Mexico scrambled on Friday to prepare as Hurricane Patricia, one of the strongest storms ever recorded, bore down on its Pacific Coast, prompting the evacuation of thousands of tourists and residents and a mad rush for emergency supplies.

The US National Hurricane Center said the Category 5 storm was the strongest ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere, and the World Meteorological Organization compared it to 2013's Typhoon Haiyan, which killed thousands in the Philippines.

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