Just hours after Hurricane Patricia made landfall in Mexico, Canadians living and visiting Mexico's west coast were figuring themselves very lucky. Weather forecasts had called for torrential downpours and gale-force winds from the Category 5 storm, but Patricia fizzled out after coming ashore in a fairly low-populated area near Cuixmala. Before the storm hit, schools were closed, hotels and buildings downtown in Puerto Vallarta, and homes were fortified for the storm. WestJet canceled one flight Friday and five Saturday as a result of the Puerto Vallarta airport being closed in preparation. A spokesperson for WestJet said six flights will go to Puerto Vallarta Sunday and 700 passengers have been placed so far. A Sunday Air Canada flight from Toronto to Puerto Vallarta will go ahead as planned.
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