Hurricane Patricia has made landfall in south west Mexico, in what is said to be the strongest storm on record.
The storm had 200-mph sustained winds and was a Category 5 hurricane. Heavy damage appears to have been avoided, but there is still a risk of major floods and mudslides.
The storm was comparable in size to Typhoon Haiyan, which killed 6,300 people in the Philippines in 2013, the World Meteorological Organisation says.
A state of emergency has been declared in three states in Patricia’s path. An estimated 400,000 people are living in vulnerable areas.
Caritas Mexico has experienced emergency staff on standby.
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