October 22, 2015Puerto Vallarta and surrounding areas are exposed! By 5 PM tomorrow, hurricane Patricia could make landfall with 160 mile an hour winds, 11" of rain or more and 27 foot waves. Dangerous! Shops in Puerto Vallarta are securing their windows by covering them with sheets of plywood. From what the weather forecasters say, the storm will reach land between Manzanillo and Puerto Vallarta around 5 PM and be a very large storm.
Betty and Ray are on the ninth floor in Tower I in Nuevo Vallarta as we speak. They sent the following alert and photo:
Very unusual looking out at the bay and ocean tonight. Patricia is way south of us but beginning to affect the skies. Lots of preparations being made for her arrival in the area. Should just be a wind and rain event here. All outdoor activities closed as of 7 PM tonite. This one snuck up on everyone! Beautiful sky tonite however! Stay in touch.
Our trip begins on November 8. Let's hope the storm passes in the unpopulated areas between Mismaloya and Manzanillo. We will keep everyone updated as we learn more.