Location: Baja California and Baja California Sur
Event: The National Hurricane Center (NHC) reports that Hurricane Hilary is projected to make landfall early Sunday, August 20, near Bahía Tortugas, Baja California Sur, and will move north with wind speeds up to 100mph. The Government of Mexico issued a Hurricane Warning for portions of the Baja California peninsula and a Tropical Storm Watch for parts of mainland Mexico. Heavy rain, strong winds, and heavy surf are expected. U.S. citizens in the impacted areas should monitor the progress of Hurricane Hilary, follow the instructions of local authorities, and be prepared to seek shelter. U.S. Consulate General Tijuana canceled routine visa and passport services for Monday, August 21, but will continue to provide emergency assistance to U.S. citizens.
Actions to Take:
- Monitor local media for updates, follow directions from local officials, and in case of emergency, call 911.
- Flights could be impacted. Check with your airline for updates.
- Monitor the National Hurricane Center and the Mexican National Meteorological Service (ServicioMeteorológico Nacional) for updates on storm activity and emergency response.
- Keep loved ones advised of your location and wellbeing via phone, text, and social media.
- Visit the Department of State’s Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones page for more information.
From Mexico: (55) 8526 2561
From the United States: 1-844-528-6611
Department of State – Consular Affairs: +1-888-407-4747 or +1-202-501-4444