Attention! Tropical Storm ‘Hernan’ is on Sinaloa coast

28 Aug 2020 8:13 AM

The State Institute of Civil Protection reiterates to the general population to continue taking extreme precautions and to keep informed about the behavior of the weather and official warnings.

Sinaloa.- The center of Tropical Storm “Hernan” is located off the coast of Sinaloa 140 kilometers west of Mazatlán, Sinaloa and 220 kilometers east of Cabo San Lucas.

The system carries a displacement towards the Northwest at 22 kilometers, sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour and gusts of 85 kilometers per hour.

Its cloud bands will cause punctual torrential rains for Sinaloa of 150 to 250 millimeters, in addition to winds and high waves in the state.

The State Institute of Civil Protection reiterates to the general population to continue taking extreme precautions and to keep informed about the behavior of the weather and official warnings.

In case of heavy rains, the following recommendations are urged:

• Try to stay in a safe place.

• Don’t risk your life trying to cross streams.

• Avoid driving through flooded streets.

• Avoid touching poles, light boxes or cables.

• Drive slowly, with lights on, flashing lights and a seat belt.

• If you live near bodies of water, keep an eye on the level and notify 911 in case it increases its channel.

• Locate temporary shelters and shelters in your municipality.

• Avoid throwing objects in the street and taking out the garbage.

In case of electrical storms:

• Avoid high places like hills or mountains.

• Stay away from power poles or antennas, metal fences, and metal-tipped umbrellas.

• Do not stay in large open spaces.

• Do not shelter under trees; and avoid and avoid contact with water.

In strong winds:

• Secures sheet roofs, doors, windows and awnings.

• Get away from electrical wiring, trees and billboards.

• Do not climb scaffolds, roofs or ledges.

• Secure objects that can be blown over by the wind.

The State Institute of Civil Protection reiterates to the general population to continue taking extreme precautions and to keep informed about the behavior of the weather and official warnings.

In case of heavy rains, the following recommendations are urged:

• Try to stay in a safe place.

• Don’t risk your life trying to cross streams.

• Avoid driving through flooded streets.

• Avoid touching poles, light boxes or cables.

• Drive slowly, with lights on, flashing lights and a seat belt.

• If you live near bodies of water, keep an eye on the level and notify 911 in case it increases its channel.

• Locate temporary shelters and shelters in your municipality.

• Avoid throwing objects in the street and taking out the garbage.

In case of electrical storms:

• Avoid high places like hills or mountains.

• Stay away from power poles or antennas, metal fences, and metal-tipped umbrellas.

• Do not stay in large open spaces.

• Do not shelter under trees; and avoid and avoid contact with water.

In strong winds:

• Secures sheet roofs, doors, windows and awnings.

• Get away from electrical wiring, trees and billboards.

• Do not climb scaffolds, roofs or ledges.

• Secure objects that can be blown over by the wind.

Source: reaccioninformativa.com

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