Strongest Hurricane Ever Recorded Slams Into Mexico

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Hurricane Patricia Contains Hurricane-Force Winds For a Staggering 70 Miles.

Hurricane Patricia, the strongest hurricane ever recorded in terms of maximum sustained winds, has made landfall in Mexico.  It is only the second Pacific hurricane to ever make landfall as a Category 5 storm.  The first was the unnamed 1959 hurricane, which killed nearly 2,000 people in Mexico.

Hurricane Patricia hit the town of Emiliano Zapata with 165mph winds. It reached a peak of 201mph before hitting land and an atmospheric pressure of 880mb, both records.  Officials are warning that over 10 million people are in danger of the storm, which may cross Mexico, strengthen across the Gulf of Mexico, and then hit the US.

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