Key Messages for Hurricane Lidia

Jorge Chávez
Oct. 10, 2023

In the midst of a rapidly intensifying Hurricane Lidia, the Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit regions are urged to take immediate precautions. This powerful storm is expected to make landfall as a Category 3 hurricane, bringing hurricane-force winds and heavy rains.

Current Situation

According to the latest official forecast, Hurricane Lidia is gaining strength as it approaches west-central Mexico, with its sights set on Puerto Vallarta. The storm is expected to intensify today (Tuesday) into Wednesday morning.

Immediate Threats

  • Hurricane Force Winds: Hurricane-force winds are expected this afternoon. Residents should secure their property and take shelter.
  • Heavy Rainfall: Lidia could produce torrential rains over several regions, including Nayarit, Sinaloa, and the Jalisco coast. Flash floods and landslides are likely in areas with high terrain near the coast.
  • Storm Surge: A storm surge is expected near and south of Lidia’s landfall. Coastal areas should be prepared for large waves that could cause significant flooding.
  • Rip Currents and Surf: Swells from Lidia could create rough surf conditions along the west coast of Mexico and the Baja California peninsula over the next few days. It is advisable not to enter or visit the beaches.

Hurricane Preparedness Recommendations

  • Water Supply: Follow the 1-1-1 rule—have one gallon of water per person per day for drinking and food preparation. Maintain at least a 3-day supply of water per person.
  • Emergency Kit: Create an emergency supply kit that includes canned food and other essentials for at least 72 hours.
  • Power and Lighting: Charge your mobile devices and have alternative lighting sources such as candles and flashlights.

Stay informed and safe by tuning into official sources:

Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit and surrounding areas must take hurricane Lidia seriously. Please stay tuned to local authorities and official weather sources for real-time updates as the situation can change quickly.


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