LIVE STREAM: Strongest Hurricane EVER to Make Landfall in Mexico
A potentially catastrophic landfall is expected Friday evening as a very powerful and dangerous Hurricane Patricia moves towards Mexico's Pacific coast. Hurricane Patricia became the most powerful tropical cyclone ever measured in the Western Hemisphere on Friday morning as its maximum sustained winds reached an unprecedented 200 mph. The eye of Patricia is expected to move onshore either late Friday afternoon or Friday evening as a category 5 hurricane in the Mexican state of Jalisco, which includes the popular coastal resort city of Puerto Vallarta as well as the inland metropolis of Guadalajara, Mexico's second-largest city. Massive destruction is expected. Patricia also poses problems for Texas, with forecasters saying that even after the storm breaks, up its tropical moisture will likely feed heavy rains already soaking the state. Patricia's power is comparable to that of Typhoon Haiyan, which left more than 7,300 dead or missing in the Philippines in 2013, according to the U.N.'s World Meteorological Organization. More than 4 million people were displaced and over 1 million houses were destroyed or damaged in 44 provinces in the central Visayas region, a large cluster of islands.
Several live web cams are streaming across the areas where the monster storm is expected to make landfall. Here are those streams:
La Minerva (Guadalajara), Mexico
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Quinta Avenida (Playa del Carmen, Mexico)
Ciudad del Carmen, Mexico