Canadians warned against “non-essential” travel to western Mexico
By EBYAN ABDIGIR Staff Reporter Mon., Sept. 5, 2016
Global Affairs Canada is advising Canadians to avoid non-essential travel to the northern and western states of Mexico, including Cabo San Lucas and Baja California Sur, as Hurricane Newton, upgraded on Monday from a tropical storm, gains strength in the Pacific.
“Hurricane conditions, including excessive rainfall and violent winds, may cause flash flooding and landslides, which may lead to transportation and communications problems,” Global Affairs Canada warns.
According to the U.S. National Hurricane Centre, Newton is expected to make landfall on the southern tip of Baja California on Tuesday morning.