Patricia weakens across northern Mexico

Woman sweeps debris in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 24 Oct 2015 (AP)

Woman sweeps debris in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 24 Oct 2015 (AP)


Hurricane Patricia has weakened to a tropical storm but still poses a risk of floods and landslides across northern Mexico according to forecasters.

Patricia peaked as the strongest hurricane recorded in the Americas but winds decreased rapidly to 80 km/h as the storm moved over land.

Thousands of residents and tourists on Mexico’s Pacific coast were evacuated and moved inland.

Patricia is now moving north-northeastward inland over northern Mexico.

U.S officials are watching the storm as it approaches Texas with heavy rains expected to saturate the already drenched state

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