Despite a prediction of below normal Eastern Pacific hurricane season by NOAA, the number of storms means nothing has tropical storm Lorena now approaches Baja California. The fourth storm to impact this area during this season, the others which have impacted this area included Hurricane Erick, as well as tropical storm Ivo and Juliette.
Since its formation, Lorena has caused major rains which can easily induce flash flooding in some areas. While the storm is not expected to increase in intensity, it is supposed to continue to bring fairly strong winds and plenty of rain with it along the way.
Traveling during the Hurricane season may be one way to save money on your travels and avoid some of the crowds but it does present challenges and even in some cases, danger as well.
Staying informed as to what is going on during the hurricane season while you travel is key to making the most of your experiences. It is also imperative that you understand any cancellation or delay policies which may impact you during your travels as well. Many people trawling during this time of the year to areas of the Pacific, the Atlantic and especially areas in the Caribbean as its season is really heating up, often opt to purchase some sort of travel insurance in case of the formation of a tropical storm or hurricane which delays their vacations. Consider your options and stay well abreast of any current situations regarding the weather before you travel during hurricane season.
Tips For Visiting An Area Prone To Hurricanes
- Know where to go for current hurricane information – www.nhc.noaa.gov
- Know any evacuation routes in your accommodations and local areas
- Find higher ground before you need it and set up plans with your loved ones
- Keep your friends or family informed as to where you will be and how to contact you in case of emergency
- Register your trip with STEP
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