Tropical cyclone Hurricane Mexico California 2022 Hurricane Kay at sea shakes Mexico's Baja Peninsula

MEXICO CITY (AP) - The storm ravaged Mexico's Baja California peninsula with wind and rain, authorities opened

 shelters and closed some roads. With sustained winds of 150 kph late Wednesday, forecasters said hurricane-force

winds could bring to parts of the peninsula beginning Thursday and could brush central Baja on Friday.

Forecasters said there was a chance the outer bands of large storms could bring heavy rain and flash floods Friday

night to parts of scorched southern California southwestern Arizona on Saturday. Expected to remain offshore,

it moved more north, almost parallel to the coast. It was a massive storm, with tropical storm-force

winds extending up to 230 miles (370 kilometers) from the center. The US National Hurricane Center in Miami

 said late Wednesday was centered about 200 miles (320 kilometers) west of the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula. 

It was moving to the northwest at 14 mph, ie 22 kph. A hurricane warning has been issued for a sparsely populated part

of the peninsula, the state government of Baja California Sur announced it was opening shelters for those in dire

need of evacuation. Some creeks have already closed some roads. Very heavy rain fell on Los Cabos, just south

of the peninsula. Mayor Oscar Leges Castro said more than 800 people were already in shelter at the twin resort sites.

There was a huge and long line of vehicles at the petrol pumps. Non-essential businesses were closed 

 as well as some airlines canceled flights. The landslide reportedly cut some road on the peninsula, but there were no reports of

anyone being injured. Hurricane Earl churned through open waters in the Atlantic Ocean and was forecast to pass southeast

of Bermuda as a Category 3 hurricane Thursday night. The island's minister of national security, Michael Weeks,

told reporters that public services and government offices would continue to operate, warning residents to be prepared

for tropical storm conditions. Bermuda will certainly feel well the impact from the Earl, so we should politely refrain, he said.

The position was centered about 355 miles (570 kilometers) south of Bermuda late Wednesday. Its maximum

sustained winds were 100 mph (155 kph) and it was moving to the north at 9 mph (15 kph). To the east, Hurricane Danielle

was gradually weakening into open water about 605 miles (975 kilometers) north-northwest of the Azores. winds over 120 kmph.