Hurricane Patricia – Final

FMRE have advised that the Amateur Radio response to Hurricane Patricia which passed over their country this weekend is now complete and all frequencies are returned to normal use.

The storm downed trees, flooding streets, and buffeted buildings as a category-5 storm, but lost strength in the mountains and was downgraded to a tropical storm. Initially when it made landfall in western Mexico with rain and winds of up to 266km/h, it was one of the strongest ever hurricanes.

The remnants of the storm were also being watched in case they caused flooding in the US state of Texas but this only caused limited damage and no amateur radio activity has been reported from that state yet.

Thanks are expressed for keeping the requested emergency frequencies clear.

Sources: XE2PNA, XE1VP, VK3PC

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