Transcript for Monster Hurricane Patricia Hits Mexico
Good evening, we begin tonight with this monster hurricane, already historic in strength. Hurricane Patricia on a collision course with Mexico. And combining with storms already hitting the U.S. Right now. This is the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the western hemisphere. And several airports already shut down. The track, on its way to Texas before it's done. Many in Mexico being rushed out. Matt Gutman is in Mexico leading us off. Reporter: Bracing for catastrophe, as the record hurricane barrels in. Tens of thousands of Americans. And in town, scores closing. Streets empty, windows boarded you have. Sandbags piling up, anticipating the dangerous storm surge. This woman on vacation with her husband and two children. Stranded. We've been running around, trying to find a way out. Reporter: Marcus Moore from WFAA, just north. This is a mobile hospital that is being mobilized ahead of hurricane Patricia. Reporter: This record-setting hurricane is the strongest ever to hit the Americas. 200-mile-per-hour winds. The lowest pressure ever recorded. When Katrina hit the gulf courast, it was just a category three. Hurricane Patricia is expected to bring flash floods and mud slides. But it's a fast-moving storm, meaning it may not linger in one area. Going to a school, apparently. So far, so good. Reporter: David Lloyd is planning to ride out the storm in his high-rise. This is our safe room. Has a door that will protect us from any flying glass. Reporter: And people in rural areas may not now about the impact of this storm. Who knows what scenes we'll wake up to tomorrow morning. David? And rob Marciano in Texas, where this will cause even more problems. First, we want to show everyone at home this new image. Look at the eye of the storm. Have you seen anything like this? And what's the track of the storm? Just an incredible storm. It's a record breaker. A small core, but when it hits, it will do horrific damage. It will hit in the next couple hours, category three on land, mud slides, and a piece of this does make a run at Texas. And you're standing in the flooding in Texas. 20 million Americans bracing for more flooding, which could be made worse? Absolutely. And the rain is far from over. Reporter: The lone star state bearing the brunt. Can't Se anything out there. It's like it's on our window. Reporter: Historic floods swamped Texas in may, killing 30 people. But since, the area has seen less than three inches of rain. Already, a half foot of rain fooling across the dallas/ft. Worth metroplex. And 20 million in the flash flood risk zone. Let's get back to rob in Texas. What's the track of the system tonight? It's going to couple with the moisture from Patricia in the next 48 hours, and bring a lot of rain, also to Louisiana. And we shift our focus from Dallas to Houston. Flash flood watches expanded to Louisiana and Oklahoma. Could see up to 12 inches of rainfall before the end of the system. Rob, thank you. In the meantime, we turn to the other story unfolding today.
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