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

Structural damage was reported in the Mexican states of Jalisco and Colima, and power was lost in some villages. There haven’t been any casualties reported. Popular beach resort Puerto Vallarta was spared damage, reporting only moderate rainfall and no disruptions to main services.

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