Megastorm Patricia Inflicts Little Damage on Mexican Coast | Video

Editors Note:Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski

CHAMELA, Mexico (AP) Only a day after menacing Mexico as one of historys strongest storms, Hurricane Patricia left surprisingly little damage in its wake Saturday and quickly dissipated into an ordinary low-pressure system that that posed little threat beyond heavy rain.

The hurricanes most powerful punch hit a sparsely populated stretch of Mexicos Pacific Coast before the system crashed into mountains that sapped its potentially catastrophic force. The popular beach city of Puerto Vallarta and the port of Manzanillo were spared the brunt of the violent weather.