It was billed possibly the most dangerous storm in history, and while it didn’t live up up to expectations, the trail of destruction left by Hurricane Patricia is very real.
Oscar Flores was in Manzanillo, Mexico when the storm hit last night.
“Wow, the sound was like the Devil’s sound. Very scary. We had three hours like, the wind sound was very, very loud. It was 322 km/h when the storm started.”
— Oscar Flores (@omegarelojes) October 23, 2015
He drove home to Guadalajara today – and got a first hand look at the damage and heavy flooding.
“There is some roads that the cars can not get through, just a helicopter. There is a lot of poor people that lost their houses. I think thousands.”
Flores says the major highways are out and some homes are virtually submerged.
— Oscar Flores (@omegarelojes) October 24, 2015
He says there were injuries but no one was hurt, something he credits to quick work by the authorities.
“All of the government, the military, they moved very fast. They were with microphones, speaking with all of the people. The governor, he was going town to town with a microphone, telling all of the people to get out. They saved lives.”
The once Category five hurricane has now weakened to a tropical depression – with the danger now shifting to mudslides.