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Flights canceled as Los Cabos residents brace for passing of Hurricane Kay

Los Cabos, Baja California Sur — Several flights were canceled Wednesday at the Los Cabos airport with the nearing of Hurricane Kay. Flights with Aeroméxico, Volaris, VivaAerobus and Southwest were rescheduled due to the storm.

The La Paz airport also announced the cancellation of Calafia airlines flights, however, other airports in the state continued to operate normally.

The approaching storm saw the cancellation of classes and an extra 511 CFE personnel arrive. The additional Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) personnel were distributed to help prepare for the heavy winds and rains expected with her passing.

Flash flooding and landslides were expected along the Baja California Peninsula as the near Category 2 storm made its way north. Affected municipalities informed residents of the emergency shelters by patrolling military personnel with bullhorns.

Hurricane Kay is expected to soak the west-central Baja California coast Thursday day and into Thursday night as it passes and, according to the National Hurricane Center forecast, downgrades to a tropical storm for Friday and it takes a slight left out to sea.

In the meantime, a tropical storm watch has been put into effect for areas along the Mexico – U.S. borders as Kay moves toward Baja California. There is a possibility that the storm could pass San Diego within 150 miles, soaking the Southern California region with heavy rain.