October 23, 2015
vrs Loss Adjusters on site in advance of storm landfall of the “potentially catastrophic” Hurricane Patricia


vrs Loss Adjusters on site in advance of storm landfall of  the “potentially catastrophic” Hurricane Patricia

As the strongest hurricane recorded in the Western hemisphere bears down on Mexico’s Pacific coast, threatening a “potentially catastrophic” landfall, vrs Adjusters is already on-site before the airports and highways are closed down. The on-site team will be supported by further vrs Adjusters in Mexico and network partners in Latin America.

Image copyright of The National Hurricane Centre (http://www.nhc.noaa.gov)


Rated as the strongest Eastern North Pacific hurricane on record, the category five hurricane is expected to make landfall on Friday afternoon or evening, with winds of 200mph (325km/h). The hurricane is comparable with Typhoon Haiyan, which killed 6,300 people in the Philippines in 2013, the World Meteorological Organization says.
Patricia has maximum sustained winds recorded at 200mph. It is forecast to bring rainfall of between 15 and 30cms and, according to The National Hurricane Centre in the US,
the impact of Patricia is “potentially catastrophic”.


A state of emergency has been declared in three states in Patricia’s path and Mexican authorities have begun evacuating residents ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Patricia.
The cities of Manzanillo and Puerto Vallarta are expected to be badly affected. Both are mid-sized cities with a moderate exposure of commercial and leisure (hotels) risks.


For further information or loss instructions please contact vrs Adjusters’ regional co-ordinator:


Juan G. Uribe, EE Eng.
VP, Regional Director - FL-ACA, FUEDI-ELAE
RTS - International Loss Adjusters
7205 Corporate Center Dr., Suite 408
Miami, FL 33126 - USA
Tel.: +1 786 777-0600
Cel: +1 305 905-1444


Or vrs Adjusters’ global catastrophe co-ordinator in the UK:


Mike Weatherhead
Direct:   +44 (0) 1526 388197
Mobile:  +44 (0) 7850 200244