The Baja California Peninsula in Mexico was hit by wind and rain from Hurricane Kay. Shelters were set up, and some roads were closed.

Late on Wednesday, Kay had sustained winds of up to 90 mph (150 kph), and forecasters said it could bring hurricane-force

winds to parts of the peninsula starting on Thursday, and it could also brush central Baja on Friday.

Forecasters said that the outer bands of the big storm could bring heavy rain and possibly flash floods to parts of Southern Californi

and southwestern Arizona on Friday night and Saturday. Forecasters thought that Kay would stay out to sea as it moved further north,

moving about parallel to the coast. It was a big storm, with winds as strong as a tropical storm up to 370 km (230 miles) from the centre.  

The centre of Kay was about 200 miles (320 km) west of the southern tip of the Baja peninsula,

according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami. Kay was going 14 mph north-northwest (22 kph).