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Mexico enters 'recovery phase' after Hurricane Patricia

The President of Mexico has said the country has entered "the recovery phase" and pledged to help rebuild areas which were in the path of Hurricane Patricia when it made landfall on the country's coast.

President Enrique Pena Nieto posted a message of support to people on Twitter, saying "what follows now is the recovery phase, to ensure the prompt restoration of services".

Hurricane Patricia has brought torrential rain, surging sea and cyclonic winds of up to 165 miles per hour as it hit the Pacific coast Credit: REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
Patricia made landfall at Playa Perula in the state of Jalisco, Mexico Credit: REUTERS/Henry Romero
Residents evacuated their homes as the storm hit Credit: REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

PM hails Mexican authorities' 'preparedness'

David Cameron has praised the "preparedness" of the Mexican authorities for Hurricane Patricia after one of the most powerful storms on record made landfall.

Heavy damage appears to have been avoided, while there have been no reports of fatalities so far.

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