Extreme Weather

Hurricane Patricia – CSA

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Posted: 10/22/2015

Patricia strengthened into a hurricane early Thursday morning and is forecast to make landfall along Mexico’s Pacific coast on Friday as a dangerous hurricane.  Damaging winds, storm surge flooding and rainfall flooding are all threats to the Mexican coast.  As of 10 a.m. CDT, Patricia was located about 240 miles south-southwest of Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico and 285 miles south of Manzanillo, Mexico.  The storm is rapidly strengthening and is likely to become a major hurricane later Thursday, with maximum sustained winds of 111 mph or higher.  A hurricane warning is in effect along the Pacific coast of Mexico from Cabo Corrientes to Punta San Telmo.  Hurricane watches and tropical storm warnings are in effect east of Punta San Telmo to Lazaro Cardenas as well as north of Cabo Corrientes to San Blas, including the Puerta Vallarta area.  A tropical storm watch is posted from east of Lazaro Cardenas to Tecpan De Galeana.  Customers are strongly encouraged to read their Description of Coverage or Insurance Policy for details regarding their available coverage.  For plans that do offer coverage for adverse weather and natural disasters, please note that there is no coverage for this specific storm under any plans purchased on or afterOctober 22, 2015.  Please contact CSA Travel Protection with questions.