The strongest storm ever recorded in the Western Hemispherecaused less damage than anticipated in Mexico, while Texas was dealt heavy floods. Hurricane Patricia hit Mexico'swest coast between some of the country's commercial centers as aCategory 5 hurricane, and was quickly downgraded to a tropicalstorm once it made landfall.

|

Structural damage was reported in the Mexican states of Jaliscoand Colima, and power was lost in some villages. There haven't beenany casualties reported. Popular beach resort Puerto Vallarta wasspared damage, reporting only moderate rainfall and no disruptionsto main services.

|

Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide estimates that insuredlosses to onshore properties in Mexico from Hurricane Patricia willnot exceed $200 million.

|

|

In Texas, southwestern Louisiana and other parts of the Gulfcoast, remnants of Patricia have brought heavy rainfall, addingflooding that has been occurring over the last several days fromanother storm system. Texas can face up to $3 billion in losses, Chuck Watson,director of research and development at Kinetic Analysis Corp.,told Bloomberg News.

|

Flooding in Texas has been so severe that a 64-car freight trainderailed due to flood waters on Oct. 24. The derailment occured inthe town of Corsicana, south of Dallas. Two operators onthe Union Pacific Railroad train was carrying two operators bothswam to safety after the incident, reportsGrasswire.

Click "next" to see pictures of structural damage inMexico and the flooding in Texas.

|

|
|

A sofa and refrigerator lie among thedebris of homes destroyed by Hurricane Patricia in Chamela, Mexicoon Oct. 24, 2015. Record-breaking Patricia pushed rapidly inlandover mountainous western Mexico early Saturday, weakening totropical storm force while dumping torrential rains thatauthorities warned could cause deadly floods and mudslides.

|

(AP Photo/RebeccaBlackwell)

|

|

|

Residents walk through the debris ofhomes destroyed by Hurricane Patricia in Chamela.

|

(AP Photo/RebeccaBlackwell)

|

|

|

A family's possessions sit exposedinside a house stripped of its roof one day after HurricanePatricia in Chamela.

|

(AP Photo/RebeccaBlackwell)

|

|

|

Hotel rooms where local residentssought shelter during Hurricane Patricia, only to have the rooftorn off from over their heads, are seen from above at the ElRefugio hotel in Emiliano Zapata, Mexico on Oct. 24.

|

(AP Photo/RebeccaBlackwell)

|

|

|

A stop sign stands almost completelysubmerged after heavy rains on a roadway into White Rock Lake onOct. 23 in Dallas.

|

(AP Photo/TonyGutierrez)

|

Read related: Hurricae floods may cost Texas billions after Mexico'sluck

|

|

|

The rain-swollen Trinity River isseen leading up to the Dallas skyline on Oct. 24. Southeast Texasbraced for heavy rain late Saturday and into Sunday as the remnantsof Hurricane Patricia combined with a powerful storm system floodedroads and caused a freight train to derail.

|

(AP Photo/TonyGutierrez)

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free PropertyCasualty360 Digital Reader

  • All PropertyCasualty360.com news coverage, best practices, and in-depth analysis.
  • Educational webcasts, resources from industry leaders, and informative newsletters.
  • Other award-winning websites including BenefitsPRO.com and ThinkAdvisor.com.
NOT FOR REPRINT

© 2024 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from www.copyright.com. All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.