Peñasco readies for Newton: Port closed

Strong winds and tides are forecast for Puerto Peñasco due to effects from Hurricane Newton, leading to closure of the port to all type of vessels while authorities remain alert to State Civil Protection regulations.

As part of the impact from the passage of Hurricane Newton, which is threatening the coasts of Baja California, the Puerto Peñasco Harbor Master ordered closure of the city’s port to any type of vessel as of 6:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6th.  This will remain in effect until further notice, given the threat of tides from the storm for which a red nautical alert has been issued.

Winds with gusts of 35 to 55 KM per hour are expected for Puerto Peñasco, with possible rain on Wednesday. Therefore, in abiding to State Civil Protection regulations, the Municipal Civil Protection has suspended afternoon classes on Tuesday and all classes on Wednesday.

Municipal Civil Protection Director Francisco Javier Carrillo recommended people take basic precautions such as having water and a lamp on hand, and to be careful with electric cables.

He indicated though a shelter has not yet been formally set up, the Fire Department will serve as a shelter if needed.

Fire Department:  638 383 2828

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