Hurricane Patricia has toppled trees and lampposts, cut electric power, is flooding and triggered landslides after powerful hurricane made landfall as a Category 5 in a relatively unpopulated stretch of the Pacific coast. Evacuees are crowded, using shelters’ halls in Jalisco where over 6,000 people are bunking down for the night.
Authorities said air transport was being readied to perform search and rescue operations in the morning.“It’ll take some time for the winds to spin down,” said Dennis Feltgen, spokesman for the National Hurricane Center. “Don’t get fooled. Right now this is a very dangerous hurricane. It’s not gone. It’s just inland.”