Hurricane Jimena: Near Category 5, ‘Extremely Dangerous’ Storm

August 31, 2009

(ChattahBox)—Hurricane Jimena, an “extremely dangerous” storm, has strengthened to near Category 5 status, as it bears down on Mexico’s popular resort area of Cabo San Lucas. With dangerous maximum sustained winds of about 150 miles per hour, Mexican authorities were beginning evacuation preparations for the Western Baja town of Comondu.

According to the U.S. National Hurricane Center, category 5 status is the highest level on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Jose Gajon, the La Paz-based director of civil protection for the Mexican state of Baja California Sur, said Hurricane Jimena may be the biggest storm to have ever hit the area.

The U.S. hurricane center’s bulletin advised that “Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion.”

Jimena is expected to make landfall on Baja’s west coast late tomorrow and move up the peninsula. Hurricane-force winds of at least 119 kph extend 45 kilometers from the eye.

The hurricane bulletin warned of the potential for 15 inches of rain in isolated areas in the southern peninsula.

The hurricane center is also monitoring an area of low pressure over the Atlantic Ocean, about 500 miles east of the Lesser Antilles, which officials say has a greater than 50 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone withing 48 hours.

The cyclone could threaten the U.S. Virgin and British Virgin islands, Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines.



2 Responses to “Hurricane Jimena: Near Category 5, ‘Extremely Dangerous’ Storm”

  1. John on August 31st, 2009 8:26 pm

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  2. Jane Parker on September 2nd, 2009 4:04 pm

    I pray that everyone stays safe during the storm.

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