Tropical Storm Lidia 445 pm update

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    Tropical Storm Lidia continues to move up Baja California Sur and is centered approximately 134 miles north-northwest of La Paz. Lidia is moving northwest at 11 miles per hour and with maximum sustained winds of up to 60 miles per hour and gusts of up to 70 miles per hour. Lidia is expected to continuing moving north along the coast of Baja California Sur through Saturday before heading back out to the Pacific Ocean. Aeropuerto de Los Mochis in Sinaloa state has recently been closed due to the storm. At least four people have been killed and a four story building collapsed in the Chula Vista colony of Cabo San Lucas. Up to 79,000 people are reportedly without power throughout Los Cabos and La Paz; crews are working to restore power, but an estimated time of restoration was not provided. Approximately 1,400 people in Los Cabos have been ordered to evacuate. Los Cabos International Airport, La Paz International Airport, and Loreto International

    Airport remain closed. Travelers are advised to contact their air carrier for flight-specific information. The Mexican government has discontinued the Tropical Storm Warning for the southern portion of the Baja California peninsula from Todos Santos to Los Barriles. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the the west coast of the peninsula from San Jose de Las Palomas to Todos Santos and the east coast from Isla San Luis to Los Barriles. A warning is also in place for mainland Mexico from Altata to Puerto Libertad. A Tropical Storm Warning indicates that tropical storm conditions are expected within 36 hours. Tropical Storm Risk has issued a Yellow Alert for Mexico and the cities of Rosarito, La Poza, La Paz, Los Mochis, Guaymas, Don, Guerrero Negro, and Punta Prieta between now and the next 21 hours. A Yellow Alert indicates there is a 10–30 percent probability that the storm will result in maximum sustained winds of at least Category 1 strength, or greater than 50 percent probability that it will result in maximum sustained winds of at least tropical storm strength.

    Last updated on September 1, 2017 at 2:21pm
    This information is provided by NC4, an independent global crisis reporting agency.

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