If any of you don’t know, today is the day that the strongest hurricane ever reordered is going to hit the Western coast of Mexico. This includes places such as Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, and Manzanillo (there are more, but these are the first I can think of.)
I don’t normally make posts about this or fuss too much over this stuff, but as a Mexican with family in Guadalajara (a city in the state of Jalisco, but its predicted that it won’t be hit, thank god), I beg you all to please take a moment to read this.
Hurricane Patricia has an incredibly small eye that can be well seen. Small eyes mean powerful storms. It is going at over 250 miles per hour (possibly more than 300?) It has broken the record thet Hurricane Wilma left ten years ago of 892 millibars. It is 902 millibars.Patricia is way bigger than Katrina was. It is more powerful than Typhoon was in Japan in 2013 (which was previously the last most powerful hurricane ever). Typhoon killed 6000 people, so you could only guess Patricia will only kill and injure more.
To give you an idea of how powerful this storm is, I can tell you that even though it is classified as 5 on the Saffir Simpson 1-5 scale, it technically would be a level 7. A level not even created because hurricanes weren’t ever supposed to be that powerful.
It has been said that in Guadalajara, in 24 hours, the amount of rain that will fall is equal to the amount that usually falls in one year. ONE YEAR’S WORTH OF RAIN IN 24 HOURS JUST IN ONE CITY! THAT’S 10.7 INCHES OF RAIN!!! My family say its been raining there a lot, and there’s the huge risk of floods. So now, Mexico has to worry about floods, the hurricane, earthquakes (in some places), strong winds, and possibly temperature.
It is also a little possible for all those small pueblos near the coast (Mananzilla included) to disappear. They are very unguarded and some are even a bit old.
Why does this affect you? Well, many people live in Mexico or have family there. Puerto Vallarta is a VERY popular vacation spot. Do you know what might happen to all of that? It could be gone in an instant.
Now, lots of bunkers have been set of, but thousands of people aren’t able to get to one, or hall the nearby ones are full. Lots of people have to just wait in a boarded up hotel, or put cardboard on their windows and hope for the best.
So many people are homeless or have very weak homes. What will happen to them? The stray animals?
The typhoon in the Philippines destroyed everything in its path. What can we expect of Patricia? The size of it is maybe about half of Mexico!
Texas has already gotten lots of rain and possible flooding. Baja California will definitely get that too. Maybe even California, Arizona, and New Mexico will receive rain.
The billions and trillions of dollars that will be lost in this storm. The people, the property, the beauty.
I don’t want to be pessimistic. But honestly, I haven’t seen any Hurricane Patricia on my dash, and none of my friends knew.
This is important. This is a warning. Global warming is heating up our oceans, allowing hurricanes to get more power. Hopefully, we can put an end to climate change.
Here are a few pictures:
^^^Patricia VS Haiyan (typhoon that hit the Philippines) Notice the eye of Patricia is smaller. Smaller eyes mean bigger storms.
I can tell you this: Mexico’s government is doing their best to keep Mexico safe. They are preparing very well, so hopefully it will be okay. My family there is also saying that its not bad right now. Let’s hope this isn’t as bad as all the information I’ve listed here (which I’ve gotten from the news) and that the media is saying will turn out to not be true.
Here is the predicted path for Patricia. (Kind of. It was the best I could find)
So my final words are to pray and keep the Mexicans in your thoughts. If anybody in Mexico is reading this, then please, stay safe. I love you all. Ten fuerza, Mexico.