As Hurricane Odile makes its way up the Baja California coast, a red alert has been issued for four municipalities in southern Sonora with a yellow alert in effect for a number of municipalities in the northern part of the state, including Puerto Peñasco, San Luis Río Colorado, Plutarco Elías Calles (Sonoyta), and Caborca, among others.
The Puerto Peñasco Fire Department explains that a Yellow Alert is issued when a tropical storm is at a distance with foreseen impact of between 12 to 60 hours, depending on intensity. This is considered to represent Moderate danger. During the yellow alert phase, update bulletins are issued every 6 hours at least.
- Installation of municipal centers for coordination and communication.
- Beginning of Operative Coordination
- Preparation of possible temporary shelters and designation of responsibilities at each site.
- Strengthening of press campaigns concerning what to do in case of a tropical storm.
- Alerts through press sources concerning possible impact.
The community is asked to take the following steps:
- Remain alert to official information.
- Know the location of temporary shelters.
- Obey navigational instructions and those of Civil Protection at sea
- Be prepared for possible evacuation.
- Take appropriate safety measures.
- Check the Puerto Peñasco Fire Department page for additional alerts: Departamento de Bomberos Puerto Peñasco