Mexicans hail ‘miracle in the mountains’ as Hurricane Patricia crisis averted

“The water and the wind stopped at my mantle that covered Mexico, giving an opportunity for this town become beloved. The offenses to My Son are varied and constant. The Mexican people loved by Me, has received another chance to stop so excessive sin that has nested in this town that I love”. (Light of Mary-October 25, 2015)

MANZANILLO, Mexico — Mexicans woke up to good news Saturday morning. The day before, authorities had announced that the most powerful hurricane ever seen in the Western Hemisphere would hit the country’s southwest coast. Many projected it would claim thousands of human lives and millions in damages. But after hitting land with 165 mph winds, the category-5 monster was quickly downgraded to a category-1 tropical storm.

By Saturday, though, the sun was shining in Manzanillo, the first major city hit by Patricia. There were just a few trees knocked down along with some house roofs and flooding.

Taxi driver Fernando González told Fusion that those mountains saved the day.

“The mountains slowed down the winds. We wouldn’t be here telling this story if those mountains weren’t there,” he said. “It’s a miracle.”

About melbrake

Mel Brake is an awarding winning Philadelphia based poet/singer/song writer, whose poetry has appeared in several media outlets and journals, including Philadelphia Poets 2007, 2008 and 2009, Mad Poets Review, Fox Chase Review, and The Philadelphia Bulletin. In addition, Long Island Sounds: An Anthology of Poetry, Writing Outside The Lines (WOSTL) Anthology, Word Riot Magazine, The New Verse News, Word Salad Magazine and Poetry Ink 2010 has published his works. Recently, his band, the Mel Brake Family Band performed a benefit concert at Cross Road Café in Delaware County. He is the Founder and Executive Director of MPW, a non-profit organization, focusing on using the arts to reach children in the Tri-state area. In addition, his first chapbook, “Obama Poetry Project” is available at:
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