Los Cabos hurricane season: preventive work begins

After the official start of the "2020 Hurricane Season" in the Pacific Ocean, Civil Protection in Los Cabos announced that 15 to 18 tropical cyclones are expected this season, so the unit's staff is working on prevention and early warning preparations for tropical systems.

 AP News Hurricane Newton slams Mexico's Los Cabos resorts. Archive file. Photo: AP
AP News Hurricane Newton slams Mexico's Los Cabos resorts. Archive file. Photo: AP

From May 15 to November 30, 7 to 8 tropical storms are expected; 4 to 5 hurricanes, category 1 or 2, and 4 to 5 hurricanes, category 3, 4 or 5. The National Water Commission and State Civil Protection announced the names of the possible cyclones: Amanda, Boris, Cristina, Douglas, Elida, Fausto, Genevieve, Hernan, Iselle, Julio, Karina, Lowell, Marie. Norbert, Odalys, Polo, Rachel, and Simon.

On the part of Civil Protection, prevention strategies such as the Early Warning System, the Organization of the Municipal Council of Civil Protection, as well as constant communication with the media, are carried out so that reliable information is available.

Work is underway to modify the Shelter System; all this because of the Covid-19 pandemic; the changes made will positively impact the health of those who need temporary shelter. The changes will be presented to the council for approval. Risk prevention and mitigation work during the hurricane season will not be affected by the pandemic.