Location: Mexican State of Baja California Sur
Event: Mexico has issued a hurricane warning for the Baja California peninsula from La Paz to Santa Fe, and a hurricane watch along the east coast of the Baja California peninsula from north of La Paz to San Evaristo, and along the west coast of the Baja California peninsula from north of Santa Fe to Puerto Cortes. A tropical storm warning remains in effect from Manzanillo, Colima to Punta Mita, Michoacan. Tropical storm Lorena is forecast to re-strengthen into a hurricane and move very close to the southern portion of the Baja California peninsula by Friday afternoon, and could bring hurricane conditions to the area. Heavy rains, strong winds, and heavy surf are expected, which could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.
Protección Civil for Baja California Sur announced all schools will be closed on September 20 and port activities are currently restricted. Protección Civil has reassured the public there are adequate supplies of food, water, and gas. At present,Consulate General Tijuana has received no reports of flight cancelations and the Mexican government has not published lists of shelters.
The Consular Agency in Los Cabos will remain available for emergency inquiries tomorrow, September 20. Consulate General Tijuana continues normal operations.
Actions to Take:
- Monitor theU.S. National Hurricane Center, the Mexican National Meteorological Service (Servicio Meteorológico Nacional), and your local Mexican Civil Protection Agency (“Protección Civil”) for updates on storm activity and emergency response.
- Monitor the local news for updates, follow directions from local officials, and in case of emergency call 911.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive safety messages and other travel information.
- Visit theDepartment of State’s Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones page for more information.
U.S. Consulate General Tijuana, Mexico
664-748-0129 (from Mexico)
1-844-528-6611 (from the United States)
Website: U.S. Embassy Mexico City
State Department – Consular Affairs