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Hurricane Patricia quickly weakened after barreling into Mexico's Pacific coast on Friday night, but the country was still bracing for havoc caused by the mega-storm.

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The Category 5 hurricane—the largest ever seen in the Western Hemisphere—initially made landfall with 165 mph winds.

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News footage showed heavy wind and rain lashing the coastline.

But Patricia was downgraded to a tropical storm by Saturday morning. No deaths were reported. President Enrique Peña Nieto said that "the damage has been less than those expected from a hurricane of this magnitude."

Even so, there were worries that the rain could cause major flooding and landslides. The Mexican government cautioned people to keep their guard up.

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