Foreign Office issues hurricane warning for Mexico

By Lisa James
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The UK Foreign Office is advising Brits on Mexico’s west coast to take ‘extreme caution’ as a Category 4 hurricane heads towards the region.

The FCDO said: “Hurricane Orlene is now Category 4 and is expected to make landfall on Mexico’s west coast, affecting the areas of Las Islas Marías, Sinaloa (Mazatlán), Nayarit (Tepic), and Guadalajara (Puerto Vallarta) from 3 October.

“Authorities are expecting waves measuring 3 to 4 metres in height, and up to 12cm of rainfall that could cause life-threatening damage. Extreme caution is advised.”

The warning over Hurricane Orlene comes as destinations in the Caribbean and the US clean up after Hurricane Ian.

Latest reports say 76 people have died in Florida and four lost their lives in North Carolina as a result of Hurricane Ian, which hit the states at the end of last week.

It’s believed Hurricane Ian could be the most expensive storm in Florida’s history, devastating communities from the state’s western coast to inland cities such as Orlando, CNN reports.

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