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Hurricane Jova

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Hurricane Jova

Is there any word yet as to how badly Zihuatanejo may be hit by the hurricane? We're scheduled to arrive on 10/15 and I'm starting to get a little concerned!

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1. Re: Hurricane Jova

It is supposed to hit up north. They say possibly a tropical storm in Lazaro Cardenas which is a ways north of Zihua. Zihua will be lucky to get some rain.

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Oh, that's excellent news. Let's hope it stays on course and lands well north!

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3. Re: Hurricane Jova

Here is the hurricane notice from the Consulant in Guadalajara for US Citizens residing in Mexico...

United States Consulate General Guadalajara

PLEASE CIRCULATE THIS IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT TO

AS MANY AMERICAN CITIZENS AS POSSIBLE

Emergency Message to U.S. Citizens:

Hurricane Jova

Date: October 10, 2011

This emergency message is being issued to alert U.S. citizens residing and traveling in Mexico that the National Hurricane Center (NHC, www.nhc.noaa.gov) forecasts Hurricane Jova, currently a category three hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale, is approaching Mexico’s Pacific coast. The NHC has issued a hurricane warning for the coast of Mexico from Punta San Telmo northwestward to Cabo Corrientes, with a tropical storm warning for other parts of Mexico’s western coast.

The National Hurricane Center reports that Hurricane Jova is moving in from the Pacific Ocean and is expected to approach Mexico’s coast the evening of Tuesday, October 11 or the early morning of Wednesday, October 12 most likely affecting the coasts of Jalisco and Colima including the resort areas of Puerto Vallarta/Rivera Nayarit and Manzanillo. As of Monday morning, maximum sustained winds are near 125 MPH with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is likely before landfall. More information about Hurricane Jova from the NHC can be found at: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/epac. Proteccion Civil, the Mexican agency in charge of emergency preparedness, is also monitoring the storm and more information can be found at their websites proteccioncivil.jalisco.gob.mx/index.html (Jalisco), proteccioncivil.gob.mx/en/…Colima1 (Colima), and proteccioncivil.gob.mx/es/…Nayarit2 (Nayarit).

The U.S. Consulate General will continue to monitor Hurricane Jova and will issue updated messages as necessary. U.S. citizens are urged to locate shelter, monitor media reports, and follow all official instructions from local authorities. U.S. citizens should carry their travel documents at all times (i.e. U.S. passport, birth certificate, picture ID’s, etc.) or secure them in safe, waterproof locations. We also suggest that U.S. citizens contact friends and family in the United States with updates about their whereabouts.

Information on hurricanes and storm preparedness may be found on our “Hurricane Season-Know Before You Go” webpage, and on the “Natural Disasters” page of the Bureau of Consular Affairs website. Updated information on travel in Mexico may be obtained from the Department of State by calling 1-888-407-4747 within the United States and Canada, or from overseas, 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 am to 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

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4. Re: Hurricane Jova

Also check out this site...just hit on Jova and see where it is headed...and then hit on Irwin...you will see that Irwin is coming directly to Zihuatanejo...it isn't as fierce as Jova, but still has time to either die out or develop...but it will still bring lots of rain...and rain can be very very dangerous to the hills and the mountain regions...

www.stormpulse.com/pacific…

Lots of prayers and wishes for all of our friends...to keep them safe and sound. Don't worry about your vacation...let's worry about the good people that are in Mexico now.

Edited: 11 October 2011, 04:13
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5. Re: Hurricane Jova

It has been raining very heavily since 1am and is still pouring. No wind at all.

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6. Re: Hurricane Jova

See for yourself!

www.webcamsdemexico.com/webcam-ixtapa.html

Keith

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7. Re: Hurricane Jova

Now it is just a steady heavy drizzle.

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8. Re: Hurricane Jova

Here is a link to the Eastern Pacific Visible Loop

http://www.goes.noaa.gov/HURRLOOPS/hpvs.html

Keith

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