The Mexican Meteorological Service issued weather warnings at 19:00 (local time) on Tuesday, September 17, ahead of the passage of Tropical Storm Lorena. As of 19:00 on Tuesday, Lorena is located at 14.8°N 101.6°W (map here), according to the US National Hurricane Center (NHC). The tropical storm is tracking northwest at 24 kph (15 mph) with maximum sustained winds of 80 kph (50 mph). Lorena is expected to pass near or into the coast of Mexico on Wednesday, September 18, through Friday, September 20, bringing heavy rain and strong winds to several states, including Michoacán, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Tabasco, Puebla, Colima, and Jalisco.
Associated power outages and disruptions to transportation and business services are possible in areas forecast to be affected by the system over the coming days.
Individuals in Mexico are advised to monitor local weather reports, confirm flight reservations, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, anticipate adverse weather and power and transportation disruptions, and remember that running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) is enough to knock over an adult - and never drive through flooded streets; floodwater may also contain wastewater and chemical products.
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