Hurricane Jimena bearing down on Mexico’s Baja peninsula

September 1, 2009

(ChattahBox)—Power packing Hurricane Jimena, perhaps the strongest hurricane ever to hit the region, bore down on the Mexican peninsula of Baja California as tourists fled resorts to get out of the way before it strikes by Tuesday evening. Mexican authorities focused on evacuation throughout Monday, urging up to 10,000 people to leave. Jimena, just short of Category 5 status the highest level on the Saffir-Simpson scale, with winds of near 155 mph (250 kph), is moving in the path of the resort town of Cabo San Lucas. Besides the damaging winds, the storm could bring as much as 15 inches of rain causing major coastal flooding, forecasters said. On the plus side Jimena may bring some relief to northwestern Mexico’s drought and dump rain on southern Arizona and New Mexico, said Richard Pasch, senior hurricane specialist at the National Hurricane Center in Miami.


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  1. Hurricane Jimena bearing down on Mexico’s Baja peninsula on September 1st, 2009 11:18 am

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  2. Jane Parker on September 2nd, 2009 3:52 pm

    I pray that everyone stays safe during the storm.

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