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Locals Worry About Loved Ones in Path of Hurricane Patricia

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SACRAMENTO –

An incredibly powerful storm has hit Mexico. As Hurricane Patricia approached, vacation destinations turned to ghost towns.

"It’s surreal I mean I can’t see one vehicle were up in the hills so I’ve got an excellent view of Puerta Vallarta,” David Lloyd told us over the phone.

Lloyd spoke to FOX40 by phone Friday while taking cover in Puerto Vallarta.

"Certainly were in the calm before the storm,” Lloyd said.

In Sacramento many braced for Patricia with worry and fear.

"It feels kinda desperate,” said Raul Madera. Madera finally got in touch with his family in Puerta Vallarta Friday afternoon.

He got good news from his mother: his family is in a safe place.

Anahi Flores has also been scrambling to speak with loved ones in Patricia’s path.

"I spoke to my aunt, she lives there and my grandma and they said it's really windy it’s pretty bad everybody's pretty scared because they think it's gonna hit pretty hard and it’s probably one of the hardest they’ve ever had,” Flores said.

Flores is hoping her home in Nayarit is still standing in a few days.

But mostly she’s praying her family gets through the storm unharmed.