Location: West Coast of Mexico
Event: The U.S. Embassy cautions U.S. citizens that Hurricane Aletta is now a Category 4 storm. The eye is located 475 miles southwest of Manzanillo and 210 miles south of Socorro Island, Mexico. Swells generated by Aletta have begun to affect portions of the coast of west-central mainland Mexico and the west coast of Baja California Sur, and will continue to affect those regions throughout the weekend. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Aletta is forecast to decay into a tropical storm by late Sunday.
Actions to Take:
• Monitor the local news for updates.
• Follow directions from local officials.
• Monitor the Mexican government’s civil protection (“Protección Civil”) website http://www.proteccioncivil.gob.mx
This message supersedes anything in the currently available travel advisory.
U.S. Embassy in Mexico City
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444