Schools in the region have suspended their classes and businesses have been asked to close from 2:00 p.m. local time (8:00 p.m. GMT).
“Everything that does not have an emergency mission must be closed. We also invite the population of the risk zone to evacuate and take shelter,” declared Gerardo Alonzo Castillon, director of civil protection and of Puerto Vallarta firefighters.
According to the Mexican Meteorological Service, the most affected areas should extend from the state of Colima (west) to that of Nayarit (northwest), where 150 to 250 mm of rain is expected.
The population of the three affected states has been asked to take precautions, take refuge in temporary shelters and move away from the coasts.
Mexico is hit by hurricanes every year on both its Pacific and Atlantic coasts, generally between May and November.
On Monday, a tropical storm, named Max, hit the state of Guerrero (south), causing the death of two people, according to regional authorities. Its passage caused floods: a breeder drowned “while trying to save his livestock” and another person died in his vehicle. According to AFP images, people had to take refuge on the roofs of their houses surrounded by water.
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