Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Hurricane Jimena Update #8

Tuesday, September 1st 6.06 pm

As we write this Jimena is at it's closest point to Cabo. We have huge waves on the Pacific and strong winds. Rains are intermittent and not that heavy. Wind speed is not more than 50-60 mph. I just spoke to the general secretary of the Municipality, he reports no accidents or incidents. Two thousand people who live in homes in danger from flash floods were evacuated to shelters as a precaution. We should have three or four hours more of this, before things start to calm down. Everything is working, Satellite T.V, Phones, Internet...these photos were taken from the Pacific side a few minutes ago. Hurricane Jimena is expected to make landfall as a category two storm further up the Baja around Mag Bay and will probably affect Loreto too, as it crosses the peninsula.

Tracy Ehrenberg

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