(September 28, 2018)
Location: Baja California, Sonora, and southwestern Mexico
Event: The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that Hurricane Rosa is now a Category 3 storm. Hurricane Rosa is expected to be downgraded to a tropical storm over the weekend before making landfall early next week in Baja California. Rosa is expected to bring heavy rainfall throughout Baja California and northwestern Sonora. This rainfall may cause life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides. Swells generated by Rosa will affect portions of the coasts of southwestern Mexico and the Baja California Peninsula, late this week and over the weekend. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. According to the Mexican Civil Protection, Rosa could create waves over 16 feet (5 meters) in height along the coast of Baja California on September 30 and October 1.
Actions to Take:
- Exercise caution if traveling to the affected areas.
- Avoid boating, surfing or other water sports in the affected areas until the storm has dissipated.
- Monitor the local news for updates.
- Follow directions from local officials.
- Monitor the U.S. National Hurricane Center website https://www.nhc.noaa.gov and Mexican government’s civil protection (“Protección Civil”) website http://www.proteccioncivil.gob.mx
This message supersedes anything in the currently available travel advisory.