Hurricane Patricia, a Category 5 hurricane, made landfall in Mexico at 1815 local time, October 23. It has since been downgraded to category 1, but still remains strong. The affected areas are experiencing heavy rainfall and there is a risk of landslides and flooding. The Mexican authorities remain in a state of alert and are advising extreme caution. Please follow local advice
You can monitor the progress of the hurricane on the website of the US National Hurricane Centre. If you are in the affected area or are concerned about someone who is, you can call Your Embassy in Mexico City. Most Embassy’s have Facebook and Twitter pages for regular updates on Hurricane Patricia.