Hurricane Patricia

Severe Weather Hits Texas with Flooding and Tornadoes: Two Dead, Others Missing

Flooding, tornadoes, and severe damaging winds have hit the central and southeast portions of the Lone Star state. Two are dead and others are missing after being caught up in rushing flood waters. Tornadoes have touched down in three central Texas cities causing damage. Flash flood watch and flood advisory warnings have been issued for east central and eastern regions.


Hurricane Patricia Leaves Minor Damage in Southwest Mexico

On October 24, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto toured areas in southwest Mexico affected by Hurricane Patricia. The hurricane’s 200-mph winds at landfall and accompanying torrential rains left surprisingly little damage in her wake.


Patricia Mostly Spares Mexican Pacific Coast Despite Catastrophic Potential

Hurricane Patricia was hailed as an historic and potentially catastrophic storm as it slammed into the Mexican Pacific coast with sustained winds of over 200 miles per hour. But despite the fears and warnings, the Category 5 hurricane made landfall the evening of October 23 just south of Puerto Vallarta without any loss of life or massive damage to critical infrastructure.

Mexican Pacific Coast

Hurricane Patricia Was A Damp Squib

Across Mexico, they are counting the cost of the strongest hurricane ever recorded. It may be days before we know the full tally, but already we can guess from shocked eyewitness accounts that the damage from Hurricane Patricia could run into

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Hurricane’s Rains Cause Train Derailment in Texas

A train derailment near the North Texas town of Corsicana is being blamed on flooding related to former Hurricane Patricia. The freight train derailed after flood waters washed away a section of the train tracks.

Train Derailment

Texas Governor Activates State Operations Center in Advance of Severe Weather

Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced on Friday, an elevated activation of the Texas State Operations Center in advance of severe weather anticipated in advance of Hurricane Patricia’s march through the southwest. The storms are expected to bring flooding conditions to many parts of the Lone Star State.

NWS Southern Plains Mosiac 10-23-2015