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Hurricane Lidia Crosses Mexico Coastline Near Puerto Vallarta

Tropical storm Lidia quickly turned into Hurricane Lidia after Monday, and came ashore just a bit south of Puerto Vallarta as a Category 4 storm. The storm was looking to head farther north, though veered south as it sped up.

Hurricane Lidia
Hurricane Lidia threatened the entire area around Banderas Bay.
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Our friends at PV Sailing updated their Facebook page, saying Lidia crossed the coast last night and that they’re now on the “back end” with little damage. Other areas didn’t fare quite as well as the hurricane made its way through Puerto Vallarta. According to Reuters, although the storm had weakened to a Category 2, the hurricane’s strong winds caused the death of one person when a tree fell on the van he was driving.

Social media videos showed flash flooding amid reportedly 140 mph winds:



  1. Jon Hafstrom 8 months ago

    Is it just me, or do other folks find that these videos not play from this page?

    • Monica Grant 8 months ago

      HI Jon, Sorry you’re having problems. They’re working at our end. Perhaps try a different browser?

  2. milly Biller 8 months ago

    I have just asked some Mexican sailing friends in PV what their experience has been. I sure hope all is well.

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