HURRICANE JOHN 2006
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The storm has passed, and we're happy to
say, almost without incident. The rain has now
stopped, and there is a light to moderate breeze. Last night at about 7:20PM, the skies were
clear and we even had a rainbow. There was no storm
surge, not much wind, and a pretty decent amount of rain,
but nothing to get excited about.
Damage to the marina
area was almost nonexistent, and all
reports are that the entire Los Cabos resort area escaped
any significant damage. Stores were open about 2 hours
after the eye of the storm passed, and life seems to be
getting back to normal already. Restaurants and all
Los Cabos hotels are open, shops and markets are running as
We got some new photos today of
post-hurricane Cabo San Lucas - you'll notice it looks just
like pre-hurricane Cabo San Lucas, except for a few
buildings that are still boarded or taped up. Come on
down to Cabo San Lucas - it will be just like you remember
The hurricane made landfall near Cabo del
Este, about 64km NE of Cabo San Lucas on the East Cape of
the Baja Peninsula about 7:20PM yesterday evening. It
has now moved on up toward the U.S., though we understand it
hit La Paz pretty good.
The airport opened at 10:00AM this
morning. Most tours are back up and running now. If you have
questions, just give us a call at
We've taken some photos today and posted them
on the photos page.
Update for other
No major damage was reported for any of the
coastal ports of Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, Manzanillo, Ixtapa/Zihuatenejo, or Acapulco.
All these ports are back up and running already after the storm.
No worries there.
The Government of Mexico has cancelled the
previously issued hurricane
warning for the Southern Baja Peninsula from San Everisto Southward
on the East Coast and from Bahia Magdalena Southward on the
West Coast...INCLUDING CABO SAN LUCAS.
warning means that hurricane force winds are expected in
the area within 24 hours. Preparations to protect life and
property should be rushed to completion.
John was a small storm by hurricane standards
as it passed through Cabo San Lucas Friday
- hurricane force winds extended only about 25 miles (35 km) from
the eye of the storm, with Tropical Storm Force Winds extended
about 85 miles (140 km) out from the eye of the storm.
All of the hotels in
the Los Cabos area have invited guests to return to their
rooms, and are taking guests like normal.
They say the aftermath of John is now past
us, and they say the weather should be back to normal
September weather now - a few thunderstorms at night on
occasion and bright sunshine during the days.
Statistics for Cabo San Lucas
We'll try to get these stats for you, but
I think it was between 30 and 40 mph.
Statistics for San Jose del Cabo
We'll try to get these for you, but
I think it was between 40 and 50mph.
Note: 74mph is considered a Class I
Hurricane. By comparison, Hurricane Katrina hit the
Gulf Coast at a whopping 135mph.
What is a
Category 2 Hurricane?
Winds 96-110 mph (83-95 kt or 154-177
km/hr). Storm surge generally 6-8 feet above normal. Some
roofing material, door, and window damage of buildings.
Considerable damage to shrubbery and trees with some trees
blown down. Considerable damage to mobile homes, poorly
constructed signs, and piers. Coastal and low-lying escape
routes flood 2-4 hours before arrival of the hurricane
center. Small craft in unprotected anchorages break
Tally for Cabo San Lucas
Rainfall amounts of about 4.6 inches were
reported. Heavy rains, yes, so of course some streets
are like rivers, but no flood damage has yet been reported.
Surface drainage is part of the design in Cabo San Lucas, so
the streets like rivers is not out of the ordinary after a
No tidal surge was existent, at least in
the marina area of Cabo San Lucas. No waves came over
Impact on Your
All tours were cancelled of course,
yesterday, and many will be cancelled today as well while
all the boats get brought back in, etc. Expect them to
be up and running by the end of the weekend as normal.
If you're at all unsure, just give us a call.
What This Means
If you're in Cabo, you've probably already
checked back into your hotel rooms, and you're enjoying the
services of Cabo San Lucas. If you're coming to Cabo,
come on down - the sunshine isn't quite back yet, but they
say it should be back by tomorrow. The flooding is
gone, the resorts are totally intact, and the white sands of
Cabo's beaches await you! If we can help you with fun
things to do while you're here, just give us a call
toll-free at 1-866-217-9704. We're happy to set you up
with anything you need, or answer any questions for you.
A Message from
We want to thank all of you who sent us
such nice e-mails throughout the storm, and were so gracious
and thoughtful. You have no idea how much all the kind words
mean to us.
We provided this service throughout the
storm because we know how important it is to all of you.
We know what it's like to be tourists - we travel all the
time too - and I know if we were in your situation, we'd
sure by happy to have this information! We hope you'll
remember us when you're looking for fun things to do on your
next visit to Cabo San Lucas. Rest easy, it's over now
and things, at least so far, look better than anyone in Cabo
could have hoped for, given the forecasts. We welcome
you to Cabo with open arms.
HURRICANE JOHN RESOURCES