Thankfully, Patricia (a.k.a. the tropical-storm-formerly-known-as-a-hurricane) has calmed down significantly since initial reports that the then-hurricane was going to devastate Mexico’s Pacific coastline.
Here are a few of the most epic, eye-popping photos (and a video) of
Hurricane Tropical Storm Patricia from above:
However, looking at an astronaut’s-eye-view of what seems like a huge, whirling mass of frothed milk don’t necessarily impress the gravity of these storms as they actually hit land.
We’ve collected some of the photos of Patricia on the coastline to give a more simpler perspective of what actually happens when huge storms make landfall and what goes into prepping the communities in those areas: