PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO – In the words of the Talking Heads: This ain’t no party. This ain’t no disco. This ain’t no foolin’ around.
No, this is Hurricane Patricia, that some meteorologists say is the biggest hurricane to hit land in the history of human beings.
She’s at least the biggest storm to hit Mexico.
The flags are up, the beaches are bare, and anyone who could have, should have found shelter from the storm. If they haven’t by now, it’s too late.
Patricia is a Category 5 hurricane, bringing with her winds of more than 200 miles per hour.
Meteorlogists say Patricia has the potential to cause a large loss of life and massive destruction over a wide area of the Mexican Pacific coast.
And right the tourist hot spots of Puerto Vallarta and Acapulco are right in her path.
Parts of the United States will also see some of her effects in the form of heavy rains and flooding as far east as Florida.
About ten million residents of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas could get hammered in the next few days.
Some places in Texas could get up to ten inches.
And that’s unwanted news for people still recovering from the floods that swept through the area last May.