September is the month with the highest frequency of hurricanes in Baja California Sur. Throughout its history, the national territory has faced challenges a large number of weather phenomena who left one behind significant impact on the lives of its residents and the region’s economy.
Due to its geographical location on the west coast of Mexico, the peninsula lies in a region prone to the formation of tropical cyclones. as it lies at the northern limit of the eastern Pacific hurricane development zone.
Added to this are the climatic conditions in the state they are usually ideal for the emergence of meteorological phenomena. One of the main factors is the temperature of the sea water, since according to the National Water Commission (CONAGUA) the temperature is over 26°C increases the likelihood of tropical storms and hurricanes developing.
Hurricanes such as Category 4 Liza in 1976, Category 4 John in 2006, Category 4 Jimena in 2009, and Category 4 Odile. in 2014 are examples of the worst hurricanes the Middle Peninsula has ever experienced, which caused devastation and significant losses on the peninsula. This year “Hilary” caused damage of 250 million pesos and the work to repair the damage it continues especially in the areas of Mulegé and Santa Rosalía.
Do not forget the history that Baja California Sur has experienced in terms of meteorological problems, constant monitoring, prevention culture and cooperation between authorities and authorities Sectors of society are fundamental factors to be prepared for natural disasters.