In the Event of a Hurricane

IMG_1565The city where the sun is always shining …that is Cabo San Lucas, Mexico!  People don’t go to Cabo wondering if it will rain.  It rarely rains.  Cabo is known for its climate.  While it is hot, hot, hot, the weather is also dry.  Located in the desert at the tip of the Baja, it is known for its sunny days, beautiful beaches and amazing guacamole!   Storms rarely hit Cabo San Lucas.  They just never happen…

On September 17, 2014 what ‘never happens’ became a reality.   Hurricane Odile, a category 3 hurricane, hit Cabo hard.  The center of the storm went right over Cabo leaving behind damage and destruction the city had never before known.  The airport was destroyed, roads and bridges were torn up, buildings were taken down, people’s homes were demolished.

The storm they thought would never happen had come, and it had taken them down.

Much of Cabo has been rebuilt, restored.  Only a few buildings remain under repair now two years later. New people have moved into town, men and women who did not live through the storm.  Continue reading “In the Event of a Hurricane”