Vancouverite Nicholas Girgulis owns a vacation home in Puerto Vallarta, located on a mountainous terrain.
And he’s now one of many faced with the prospect of riding out the potentially catastrophic hurricane.
At this hour, he’s most concerned about his windows being blown out, and the possibility of a mudslide in his area.
He says businesses and residents were warned yesterday, but is now preparing to face the next 24-hours with his friends, a deck of cards, candlelight, and alcohol to survive.
Coquitlam family evacuated inland
Coquitlam resident Caolan Teasdale spoke with CKNW reporter Zameer Karim via Skype earlier today.
He was just ending a vacation with his wife, and their young daughter, and were supposed to fly back to Vancouver today.
Instead, they were awoken at their hotel door this morning and told they were being evacuated.
“It hasn’t been too bad, it was kind of like organized chaos. Everybody just showed up in the foyer at once.”
he family, along with other hotel guests were shuttled to a local university, a process which he says took about two and a half hours. Teasdale says his family
aren’t in any immediate danger.
“They’re doing okay. We have enough snacks and stuff and we grabbed a whole bunch of muffins before we got evacuated. Everybody seems to be doing okay.”