The hurricane “Patricia” was a hurricane category 5. It was labeled as the strongest in the Western Hemisphere. Patricia landed on the Pacific Coast of Mexico Friday at 6:30 p.m. Its winds blew at 200 miles per hour, making it into the strongest storm in the eastern Pacific and Atlantic. The power of this hurricane was comparable to that of Typhoon Haiyan, which left more than 7,300 dead or missing.
All this set the Pacific Coast on a state of emergency. The governor of Colima closed schools on Friday and the people on beaches like Puerto Vallarta became desperate to depart. Free plane flights to the city of Guadalajara were given. Three airports closed on Manzanillo, Puerto Vallarta, and Tepic. Everyone prepared to face the hurricane Friday evening.
Saturday morning arrived and “Puerto Vallarta heaved a collective sigh…to find itself largely unscathed by Patricia.” Patricia left nothing more than a passing thunderstorm might leave. It was said that “It’s amazing it went from the worst in history to just some heavy rain.” No word of fatalities or major damage!
God certainly heard all the prayers that were said that Friday and in his mercy made the hurricane disappear. It was a miracle.