'Potentially catastrophic' Hurricane Patricia nears Mexico's Pacific Coast

October 23, 2015 3:51 AM

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The "extremely dangerous" Hurricane Patricia was sustaining 150-mph winds as it headed toward southwestern Mexico Thursday, with landfall expected Friday evening, the National Hurricane Center reported.

The storm threatened was increased from a Category 4 to a Category 5 Friday night as it bore down on Mexico's central Pacific Coast, according to forecasters. Officials in Mexico were handing out sandbags in preparation for possible flooding from the storm, which was expected to start heading north ...

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