Caption:IN SPACE - In this handout photo provided by NASA, Hurricane Patricia is seen from the International Space Station. The hurricane made landfall on the Pacfic coast of Mexico on October 23. (Photo : Scott Kelly/NASA via Getty Images)
The most catastrophic hurricane recorded also hits Texas.
According to The U.S. National Hurricane Center Miami, as per Fox News, Hurricane Patricia officially made a landfall on Mexico at around 6:30PM in Southwestern Mexico, 55 miles west-northwest of port city of Manzanillo.
POTUS Barack Obama tweeted a message for Mexico in support of the impending calamity: "Our thoughts are with the Mexican people as they brace for Hurricane Patricia. USAID disaster experts are on the ground and ready to help," Obama said via Twitter, as cited by Fox News.
Category 5 storm Hurricane Patricia aimed for Mexico but US state Texas gets impinged on particularly its West area. Forth Worth, Austin, and San Antonio were among soaked with rain fall that started last Friday in Dallas - no major flooding, however, was reported according to CBS News.
Fox News predicts in a report that most of Texas could very well expect upward of 12 inches of rain by early Saturday. Furthermore, a flash flood watch will be in effect until Sunday morning for areas like Dallas Fort-Worth, Austin and San Antonio, Texas, according to The US National Weather Service. Both Corpus Christi and Galveston were under a coastal flood warning with the former under advisory until Friday night and the latter until Saturday night.
According to the Texas A&M Forest, 254 Texan counties were affected by outdoor burn bans since Friday because of dry conditions. CBSDFW.com reports though, as per CBS News, flooding is imminent should rain follow a dry weather.
Texas high school football activities were put on hold because of lightning. Baylor University also suffered from the altogether bad weather conditions as the rain spoiled their outdoor weekend homecoming activities. A bonfire and fireworks show scheduled for Friday night was cancelled as well, according to CBS News.
Moreover, a $23M worth "Galveston beach expansion project" was also among "rain checked" until next week because of weather and high tides, according to Galveston Park Board of Trustee Mary Beth Bassett, as told by CBS News. Plans will likely be pushed back by a week or so because of the bad weather.
CBS News furthers that at least 40 flights at Dallas Forth Worth International Airport were either cancelled or delayed. According to the National Weather Service, as per CBS News, the rainfall last Thursday (recorded at 2.58 inches) surpassed the Oct. 22 rainfall record of 2.19 inches in 1908.