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Mexico emerges after Hurricane Patricia soaked but safe
Hurricane Patricia made landfall Friday on a sparsely populated stretch of Mexico's Pacific coast as a Category 5 storm, avoiding direct hits on the resort city of Puerto Vallarta and major port city of Manzanillo as it weakened to tropical storm force while dumping torrential rains that authorities warned could cause deadly floods and mudslides.
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Soldiers evacuate residents to a shelter in Zoatlan, Nayarit state, some 150 km northwest of Guadalajara, Mexico, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. Hurricane Patricia made landfall Friday on a sparsely populated stretch of Mexico's Pacific coast as a Category 5 storm, avoiding direct hits on the resort city of Puerto Vallarta and major port city of Manzanillo as it weakened to tropical storm force while dumping torrential rains that authorities warned could cause deadly floods and mudslides. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

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IN SPACE - In this handout photo provided by NASA, Hurricane Patricia is seen from the International Space Station. The hurricane made landfall on the Pacfic coast of Mexico on October 23. (Photo by Scott Kelly/NASA via Getty Images)
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Soldiers help a woman to leave her flooded house to take her to a shelter in Zoatlan, Nayarit state, some 150 km northwest of Guadalajara, Mexico, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. Hurricane Patricia made landfall Friday on a sparsely populated stretch of Mexico's Pacific coast as a Category 5 storm, avoiding direct hits on the resort city of Puerto Vallarta and major port city of Manzanillo as it weakened to tropical storm force while dumping torrential rains that authorities warned could cause deadly floods and mudslides. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

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TECOMAN MX - OCTOBER 24: A child looks out a window from a city bus as it drives through a flooded out turn off at the entrance to the city after heavy flooding from Hurriane Patricia October 24, 2015 in Tecoman, Colima, Mexico. Hurricane Patricia struck Mexico's West coast as the most powerful storm ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere but rapidly lost energy as it moved inland. (Photo by Brett Gundlock/Getty Images)
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Residents stand outside their flooded house in Zoatlan, Nayarit state, some 150 km northwest of Guadalajara, Mexico, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. Hurricane Patricia made landfall Friday on a sparsely populated stretch of Mexico's Pacific coast as a Category 5 storm, avoiding direct hits on the resort city of Puerto Vallarta and major port city of Manzanillo as it weakened to tropical storm force while dumping torrential rains that authorities warned could cause deadly floods and mudslides. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

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Residents walk along a flooded street in Zoatlan, Nayarit state, some 150 km northwest of Guadalajara, Mexico, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. Hurricane Patricia made landfall Friday on a sparsely populated stretch of Mexico's Pacific coast as a Category 5 storm, avoiding direct hits on the resort city of Puerto Vallarta and major port city of Manzanillo as it weakened to tropical storm force while dumping torrential rains that authorities warned could cause deadly floods and mudslides. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

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A city cleaner sweeps normal leaves and debris from a seafront walkway, the morning after Hurricane Patricia passed further south sparing Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. The storm made landfall Friday evening on Mexico's Pacific coast as a Category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 165 mph (270 kph) but it is rapidly losing steam as it moves over a mountainous region inland from the shore.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

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MICHOACAN, MX - OCTOBER 23: Storm clouds related to Hurricane Patricia roll through Mexico's western mountains, as the storm enters Mexico, October 23, 2015 in the state of Michoacan, Mexico. (Photo by Brett Gundlock/Getty Images)
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Men remove protective wood beams from the front of a business the morning after Hurricane Patricia passed further south sparing Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. The storm made landfall Friday evening on Mexico's Pacific coast as a Category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 165 mph (270 kph) but it is rapidly losing steam as it moves over a mountainous region inland from the shore.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

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A dog sits outside a flooded house in Zoatlan, Nayarit state, some 150 km northwest of Guadalajara, Mexico, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. Hurricane Patricia made landfall Friday on a sparsely populated stretch of Mexico's Pacific coast as a Category 5 storm, avoiding direct hits on the resort city of Puerto Vallarta and major port city of Manzanillo as it weakened to tropical storm force while dumping torrential rains that authorities warned could cause deadly floods and mudslides. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

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People enjoy a seafront walkway the morning after Hurricane Patricia passed further south, sparing Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. Hurricane Patricia made landfall Friday on a sparsely populated stretch of Mexico's Pacific coast as a Category 5 storm, avoiding direct hits on the resort city of Puerto Vallarta and major port city of Manzanillo as it weakened to tropical storm force while dumping torrential rains that authorities warned could cause deadly floods and mudslides.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

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This satellite image taken at 1:30 p.m. EDT on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, and released by NASA, shows the eastern quadrant and pinhole eye of Hurricane Patricia moving towards southwestern Mexico. The Category 5 storm is strongest ever in the Western Hemisphere, according to forecasters. (Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team/NASA via AP)

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A man walks his dogs along the seafront the morning after Hurricane Patricia passed further south, sparing Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. The storm made landfall Friday evening on Mexico's Pacific coast as a Category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 165 mph (270 kph) but it is rapidly losing steam as it moves over a mountainous region inland from the shore.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Mexico emerges after Hurricane Patricia soaked but safe

Hurricane Patricia made landfall Friday on a sparsely populated stretch of Mexico's Pacific coast as a Category 5 storm, avoiding direct hits on the resort city of Puerto Vallarta and major port city of Manzanillo as it weakened to tropical storm force while dumping torrential rains that authorities warned could cause deadly floods and mudslides.

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