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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Tijuana (Mexico), Potential Tropical Cyclone Fourteen-E

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The U.S. Consulate General in Tijuana cautions U.S. citizens that as of 5:00 a.m. Pacific Time the National Hurricane Center is extending advisories for a potential tropical storm.  Strengthening is forecast during the next 24 hours and the system could become a hurricane by Thursday or Friday.  The disturbance is expected to become a tropical storm by Wednesday.  The Government of Mexico has issued a Hurricane Watch and a Tropical Storm Warning for the coast of Baja California Sur from Todos Santos to Los Barriles, including Cabo San Lucas. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for north of Los Barriles to San Evaristo.  Expect extremely high winds, dangerous storm tides, heavy rainfall, and possible flooding to occur.  Tropical-storm-force wind gusts are possible in rain bands along the coast of Michoacan, Colima and Jalisco through Wednesday.  The system is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 5 to 10 inches in the Mexican states of Michoacan, Colima, Jalisco and Nayarit, with isolated maximum totals of 20 inches possible along the immediate coast.  This rain could cause life-threatening flash floods and mudslides.  Swells generated by the disturbance are affecting portions of the coast of southwestern Mexico.  These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. 

All U.S. citizens living in or traveling to the area should monitor local weather reports, the Mexican government’s civil protection (“Protección Civil”) website, follow directions from local officials, and take other appropriate actions as needed. 

U.S. citizens are encouraged to visit the following U.S. government websites for more information:

·         Mexico Country Specific Information:  

·         Hurricane Season “Know Before You Go:”

·         National Hurricane Center: 

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