10,000 tourists evacuated from hotels in Puerto Vallarta
The authorities evacuated 10,000 tourists from hotels in Puerto Vallarta, ahead of Hurricane Patricia.
The city announced that by 2 PM no one should be in the coastal areas of Puerto Vallarta as the Category 5 hurricane was scheduled to make landfall with winds of 350 to 400 kph (200 mph).
As early at 8:00 AM this morning a guest at the Sheraton in Puerto Vallarta said that staff at the hotel were asking guests not to leave and reassured guests that these kinds of storms were common in the area and there was no danger.
Hurricane Patricia is now considered as the strongest hurricane ever recorded.
The governor of Jalisco, Aristotle Sandoval, said the federal government sent more than 800 police to protect businesses and homes after the hurricane passes.
Aristotle Sandoval was in Puerto Vallarta and alerted the public through a loudspeaker.
Over 50,000 people have been evacuated from coastal areas in the states of Colima, Jalisco, and Nayarit.