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Residents of Boca de Pascuales, Colima State, Mexico, prepare to be evacuated on October 22, 2015, before the arrival of hurricane Patricia. Fast-moving Patricia grew into an 'extremely dangerous' major hurricane off Mexico's Pacific coast on Thursday, forecasters said, warning of possible landslides and flash flooding. (Hector Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images)
Residents of Boca de Pascuales, Colima State, Mexico, prepare to be evacuated on October 22, 2015, before the arrival of hurricane Patricia. Fast-moving Patricia grew into an 'extremely dangerous' major hurricane off Mexico's Pacific coast on Thursday, forecasters said, warning of possible landslides and flash flooding. (Hector Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images)
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The strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere is hurtling toward the west coast of Mexico, expected to hit land this afternoon, with catastrophic results.

Wind speeds have reached 200 miles per hour, exceeding those of Hurricane Haiyan, which killed well over 6,000 people in the Philippines in 2013.

Dennis Feltgen of NOAA’s National Hurricane Center in Miami joins Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti with the latest on the storm.

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  • Dennis Feltgen, meteorologist and spokesman for NOAA's National Hurricane Center.

This segment aired on October 23, 2015.

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