Weather Alert – Tropical Storm Lorena

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:

Assistance:

U.S. Consulate General Tijuana, Mexico

664-748-0129 (from Mexico)

1-844-528-6611 (from the United States)

E-mail:  ACSTijuana@state.gov

Website:  U.S. Embassy Mexico City

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

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