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Official start of hurricane season in Jalisco

By Tribune Travel

May 28, 2024

As of May 15th, Jalisco’s Civil Protection and Firefighters Unit has officially begun preparations for the 2024 hurricane season.

With an expected 15 to 18 cyclones forecasted for the Pacific region, including 8 to 9 tropical storms and 4 to 5 potential hurricanes of Category 1 or 2, and 3 to 4 of Category 3, 4, or 5, the state is gearing up for potential impacts.

The Pacific Ocean is likely to witness storms named Aletta, Bud, Carlotta, Daniel, Emilia, Fabio, Gilma, Héctor, Ileana, John, Kristy, Lane, Miriam, Norman, Olivia, Paul, Rosa, Sergio, Tara, Vicente, Willa, and Xavier, according to projections by the National Water Commission in conjunction with the National Hurricane Center of the United States.

To address potential threats, Jalisco’s Civil Protection will maintain close coordination with authorities at all levels of government. This includes utilizing the Tropical Cyclone and Tsunami Alert System, which underwent full rehabilitation in 2021, boasting 27 strategically positioned speakers along the coast to relay precise auditory warnings to residents.

In addition to this infrastructure in Puerto Vallarta and Melaque. These centers will coordinate rapid deployment of over 285 operational officers in the event of a cyclone.

The Government of Jalisco urges citizens to stay informed through official channels and to remain vigilant against misinformation. In emergencies, prompt action can be taken by dialing 911.







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