The State Civil Protection Coordination has activated its hydrometeorological risk prevention protocol in light of the storm Hilary, which originated in the Mexican Pacific Ocean. Forecasts suggest that it could impact the state’s territory this weekend, bringing moderate rains and winds. The areas most likely to be affected include the municipalities of San Quintín, Ensenada, Playas de Rosarito, and Tijuana. However, authorities have stressed that the storm’s trajectory could change.
Salvador Cervantes Hernández, the head of the State Civil Protection Coordination, mentioned that in line with state government policies, there’s an ongoing effort to closely monitor meteorological models. Furthermore, an extraordinary session of the Baja California State Civil Protection Council will be convened on Friday, August 18, coupled with the activation of the State Emergency Committee. Additionally, cooperation from all Baja California municipalities will be sought to execute preventative measures.
Even though Baja California isn’t among the states listed at highest risk by the preliminary reports from the National Water Commission (Conagua), the top priority remains the protection of its residents. The state’s aim is to assess all possible measures to reduce the likelihood of threats to the safety and property of its population.
Yesterday, @NOAA's #GOESWest 🛰️ captured a trio of tropical storms—#Greg, #Fernanda, and #Hilary swirling simultaneously over the Pacific.— NOAA Satellites (@NOAASatellites) August 17, 2023
Hilary has been rapidly intensifying and became a hurricane this morning. It will potentially impact Baja California and the southwestern… pic.twitter.com/wbSv8fhOAS