Fuck me, batten down the hatches if you live anywhere near where this bitch is going.
Hurricane Patricia became the strongest storm ever measured on the
planet early Friday, with experts warning it could trigger 40-foot waves
along southwestern Mexico and "life-threatening" flash flooding.
More than 7 million residents — and an estimated
tens of thousands of U.S. citizens visiting or living there — were told
to prepare for the "worst-case scenario" as the ferocious storm was
expected to race ashore on Mexico's Pacific coast between 6 to 10 p.m.
The tourist magnets of Puerto Vallarta and
Manzanillo were directly in the Category 5 storm's projected path, and
Puerto Vallarta's airport was closed Friday out of precaution as some
stranded vacationers described their inability to fly out a "nightmare."
Packing 200 mph winds, the U.S. National
Hurricane Center labeled Patricia as the "strongest hurricane on record"
in the Atlantic and eastern North Pacific Basins.
Some folks are fixing to find out what it's like to ride in a NASCAR race, on the outside of the car.