Update - May 8, 2014, 4:30 pm: Though CONAGUA reports that the low pressure system over the Pacific no longer presents the potential to develop into a tropical cyclone, and there are no longer warnings posted for the state of Jalisco, Puerto Vallarta's harbormaster has issued small craft warnings and suspended water sports activities (such as parasailing)
Mexico City, Mexico - The Ministry of the Interior (SEGOB), in coordination with National Civil Protection authorities, released a tropical cyclone warning early on Wednesday, which could potentially cause heavy rainfall in the states of Oaxaca, Guerrero, Michoacan, Colima and Jalisco.
Authorities reported that the low pressure system, located south of the coast of Colima, registers a 50 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone approaching the Mexican coast during the next 48 hours.
Based on information from the National Weather Service, the tropical storm warning states that the system has a northward shift and is expected to change its direction to the northeast, with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph and gusts of 65 kilometers per hour, therefore it will be kept under continuous surveillance due to its possible evolution into a tropical cyclone.
Due to the forecast, the agency recommends that people give attention to the directions issued by the civil protection authority of each community; stay tuned to weather information; and have food, drinking water and emergency supplies on hand.
Similarly, save important documents in plastic bags; if necessary evacuate areas at risk and seek temporary shelter if homes are not safe; if you live near a river or lake, monitor the water level, close all doors and windows, and turn off the gas and electricity supply.
Also, citizens living in the storm warning areas are advised to stay away from windows to avoid injury from broken glass; stay home or seek temporary shelter until authorities report otherwise; identify and find and the fastest route to the nearest temporary refuge; and take extreme precautions in areas where mudslides, landslides, or flooding, are possible.
Stay tuned for updates, which will be published as they become available.Translated and edited for BanderasNews.com by Maria Francesca.