Super-storm Patricia weakens as it drenches Mexico
Mexico DF.– The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Hurricane Patricia has now degraded to tropical depression status over northern Mexico. As expected, once it hit landfall the super-storm rapidly lost strength; however, it is still a dangerous system and will continue to drop a lot of rain on Mexico and Texas over the next few days.
By midmorning Saturday, the storm had sustained winds of 55 kph and it was located about 155 kilometers northeast of Zacatecas. Patricia was once the strongest hurricane on record in the Western Hemisphere, but minimal damage was reported in the states of Colima, Jalisco and Nayari, where thousands of tourists and residents were evacuated from coastal resort communities.