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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 http://www.proteccioncivil.gob.mx, 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: http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_970.html  

·         Hurricane Season “Know Before You Go:” http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/emergencies/natural-disasters/HurricaneSeason.html

·         National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ 

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