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Hurricane Patricia Hits Pacific Coast of Mexico

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PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO- Mexican authorities have received reports of some flooding and landslides after Hurricane Patricia came hit the Pacific coast of Mexico. It has been measured as a category five. Winds are expected to reach up to 200 miles per hour. 
 
Mexican Transportation Secretary Gerardo Ruiz Esparza says officials have been bracing for the worst. 
 
Patricia's center made landfall in an area of Jalisco state with few population centers. The nearest big city, Manzanillo, was outside the extent of the storm's hurricane-force winds.
 
Patricia's projected path now takes it over a mountainous region dotted with isolated hamlets that are at risk for mudslides and flash floods.We talked with Elizabeth Vega, a 23-year-old woman, on a Skype call Friday before the hurricane had hit. She had never been through a disaster like Hurricane Patricia and told us her and her family will be staying in their home because it is stable and thinks it can withstand the winds of the hurricane. 

One of Vega's communities biggest concerns is the active volcano near her home. She worries that it will act up as a result of the hurricane. 

Vega spoke for almost everyone in her city of Queseria, Colima by saying they are all very nervous and hope to just ride out this horrific disaster. 

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