Cancun ready for hurricane season 2020

The Benito Juarez City Council continues its efforts to strengthen preventive actions and programs to keep Cancun in optimal conditions and without flooding during the rainy and hurricane season.

Cancun hurricane season begins on June 1 and ends on November 30
Cancun hurricane season begins on June 1 and ends on November 30

The Municipal President, Mara Lezama, pointed out that the urban infrastructure is being attended to with street sweeping, cleaning of sewers and storm drains, and permanent scrapping days, among other actions, in response to all kinds of weather phenomena, for the benefit of the population.

"We have 67 temporary shelters ready throughout the municipality, including one for pets and their owners. In addition, we have an Operating Committee specialized in Hydrometeorological Phenomena of the Municipality of Benito Juarez, installed since the beginning of the season and we are in constant communication and monitoring of everything that may be a risk to the city," she said.

She recommended that the population help in the cleaning of patios and rooftops to eliminate pots and objects that could become a projectile, if strong winds are present, in addition to keeping well informed through official sources so as not to generate confusion in the population.

Personnel from the Directorate of Wells and Beaches Cleaning, which is part of the General Directorate of Public Services, explained that the entire administration has cleaned 6,282 collectors, 3,144 sewers, and 1,641 vaults to avoid possible flooding in the streets and main avenues during the rainy season.

The above, thanks to the work of five daily integrated brigades with 60 people, two Vactor-type machines and one dedusting machine, in addition to the fact that in the event that "Operation Storm" is activated, this activity is reinforced with all the personnel of the operational areas of Public Services so that there are more than 400 people who help prevent the collapse of the roads.

For its part, the Fire Department is available to all its troops that make up 160 elements in three shifts, which are divided into six stations and have 17 vehicles, to help remove plant debris from the absorption wells along with the Directorate of Public Services, cut branches, and trees that can cause accidents, among other actions that are necessary to respond.

Four major hurricanes are forecast for the 2020 season that could affect Cancun

As if facing the difficult situation generated by the global Covid-19 pandemic, which keeps people in quarantine to avoid spreading the virus, it is now reported that four strong hurricanes threaten Cancun during this year's season, which starts in June and ends in November.

According to the forecast from Colorado State University (CSU), the Atlantic hurricane season "will have above-average annual activity", with at least 16 storms and eight hurricanes.

This forecast indicates that there is a 58 percent chance of a major hurricane in Cancun for the 2020 season; which is above the historical average.

In an average year, there are 12 tropical storms in the Atlantic, including six hurricanes and three major categories 3 or higher, however, the CSU forecast for the Atlantic basin in 2020 suggests 16 tropical storms, including eight hurricanes and four major categories 3 to 5, with sustained winds of at least 178 km/hr.

One of the factors behind this projection is the absence of the El Niño phenomenon, and much warmer than average sea surface temperatures in parts of the Atlantic, such as the Gulf of Mexico, according to the CSU, which for its report is based on data accumulated over four decades.

Cancun and the surrounding areas have only been affected by one hurricane on two occasions: Hurricane Gilberto in September 1988 and Hurricane Wilma in October 2005, both 17 years apart.

The last season with four or more major hurricanes was the record year of 2017.

Seer predicts that a devastating hurricane will hit land in Cancun

A new pollution crisis and a devastating hurricane that will land in Cancun are some of the natural disasters predicted by Mhoni Vidente in a television program.

The famous Televisa seer said that a devastating hurricane will cause serious damage from Puerto Rico to Cancun, Quintana Roo, one of the most important tourist spots in Mexico.

The hurricane season begins on June 1 and ends on November 30, so the authorities and citizens are advised to be on the lookout.