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Mexico Braces for Hurricane Patricia

Oct 23, 2015 | 20:17 GMT
Mexico Braces for Hurricane Patricia
When NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Hurricane Patricia on Oct. 23 at 5:23 a.m. EDT it looked at the storm in infrared light and analyzed the temperatures and structure within the storm.
(NRL/NASA/NOAA)

Hurricane Patricia poses a threat to trade, tourism and security on Mexico's western coast. Landfall is imminent for the hurricane, a Category 5 storm, in Jalisco state on Mexico's western coast and then head northward. Evacuations are underway along the coast, and Mexican authorities have declared a state of emergency...

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