The Hurricane Kay It moves through the Republic in a northwesterly direction, for which different states issued alerts and recommendations as a precaution.
This Monday, the meteorological phenomenon It intensified during its passage through the Mexican Pacific to a category 1 hurricane. According to forecasts, it is expected to increase to category 2 on Tuesday and reach category 3 on Wednesday.
According to the latest report from the National Water Commission (Conagua), published at 7:15 a.m., the hurricane was 520 kilometers west-southwest of Cabo Corrientes, Jalisco and 590 kilometers south of Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur.
Kay moved with northwest direction at 20 kilometers per hour (km/h), with sustained winds of 140 km/h and gusts of 165 km/h.
Conagua explained that the hurricane will cause punctual torrential rains in Baja California Sur and Sinaloa; punctual very strong in Nayarit and heavy punctual rains in Jalisco, Colima and Michoacan.
Likewise, winds with gusts of 80 to 100 km/h and waves of 4 to 6 meters high are forecast on the coasts of Baja California Sur, Jalisco and Colima; gusts of 70 to 80 km/h in the southern Gulf of California, as well as on the coasts of Sinaloa and Nayarit.
In addition, gusts of 60 to 70 km / h are expected in the northern Gulf of California and the coast of Michoacán. In addition to waves of 2 to 4 meters high on the coast of Sinaloa, Nayarit and Michoacan.
The agency warned that this could cause an increase in the levels of rivers and streams, landslides and floods. Given this, the Commission extended the surveillance zone from San Evaristo to Cabo San Lucas and Cabo San Lázaro, in Baja California Sur.
Likewise, he recommended taking extreme precautions and heeding the recommendations issued by the National Civil Protection System.
The National Civil Protection Coordination issued a low danger blue alert. He explained that the hurricane is approaching BCS, Jalisco, Nayarit and Sinaloa, while moving away from Colima and Michoacán.
In contrast, he added that the southern part of BCS was on green alert, with low danger.
For its part, the National Guard went to the areas of greatest risk and reinforced the PlanGN_A in BCS, Chihuahua, Coahuila and Nayarit to support the affected populations.
In turn, the The Government of Baja California Sur issued an alert in San Evaristo-Loreto and Cabo San Lázaro-Punta Abreojos.
Likewise, he warned that there will be high waves and drag currents on the coast of the southern region with gradual extension to the western coast and the Gulf of California. He reiterated that this can be life threatening.
He warned that Kay could become an intense hurricane within the next 36 hours and urged the population to take precautions.
Alert due to tropical storm effects in San Evaristo-Loreto and Cabo San Lázaro-Punta Abreojos (yellow coastline in the graph).
It is expected to strengthen #kayand within the next 36 hours it may become an intense hurricane.
— BCS Government (@GobBCS) September 6, 2022
The government of Colima agreed to suspend classs this Tuesday, September 6 for the morning shift in the municipality of Minatitlán. Sinaloa too He suspended classes from the morning shift.
Meanwhile, Civil Protection of Lower California called a session of the State Council this Wednesday to activate response protocols and deploy support personnel to the population in the south of the entity.
Civil Protection and Firefighters Jalisco He stated that there is a probability of moderate and strong punctual showers for coastal and mountain areas of the entity.
For today there is a probability of moderate and strong punctual showers for coastal and mountain areas🌧️ pic.twitter.com/A93vUU8C5g
– JAL Civil Protection (@PCJalisco) September 6, 2022