Floods, evacuations in Sonoran coastal towns as Hurricane Kay arrives in the region

Published: Friday, September 9, 2022 - 3:41pm
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Hurricane Kay, now downgraded to a tropical storm, has made landfall in Mexico’s Baja Peninsula. In nearby Sonora, strong winds and rains have left coastal towns flooded.

Videos of massive waves crashing on Sonoran beaches began to circulate Thursday as coastal towns started to see the effects of the tropical storm off the coast of Baja California.

Heavy rains, strong winds and high tides caused flooding and structural damage in beach towns including Kino Bay, San Carlos and Guaymas. And some 100 people were evacuated from the municipality of Emplame as storms moved through. Later, rains and winds arrived farther up the coast to Rocky Point and Santa Clara.

Officials say no injuries have been reported, and that the worst of the storms should be over in time for visitors to enjoy the beach this weekend.

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