Tropical Depression Georgette passed by Loreto last night. The “center” traveled North, just off shore which brought us rain, very heavy at times from just after midnight until sometime around 5:00 a.m.
Cash (ATMs may not work after the storm)
Drinking water (at least 7 gallons per person)
Prescription medicine, (2 week supply)
Camera and film
Books, magazines and toys
Ice chest and ice
Disposable plates, glasses, and utensils
Manual can opener
Battery-operated TV/radio and clock
Diapers and wipes
First Aid kit
Duct or masking tape
Nails, rope, lumber, tools
Plastic garbage bags
Insect repellent, sunscreen
Soap and detergent
Bleach for sterilization (unscented with hypochlorite, the only active ingredient)
Tincture of iodine, or water purification tablets
Fuel for generators and cars
Propane gas (for grills)
Charcoal and lighter fluid
Powered milk, evaporated milk or Parmalat milk
Canned meats/fish (tuna, ham, etc.)
Canned fruits and vegetables
Dried foods (spaghetti, rice, etc.)
Canned soups, chili
Dried fruit and nuts
Crackers and cookies
Coffee and tea
Peanut butter and jelly
Pet food and medicine
Chech out the Earth Quake reported from the L.A. Times! Lucky we weren’t in that area! http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/outposts/2009/08/earthquakes-in-sea-of-cortez-dont-appear-to-have-shaken-many-up.html
Statement as of 8:00 am PDT on October 11, 2008
…Norbert soon to make landfall along the southwest coast of .. .
a Hurricane Warning remains in effect for the
California from Puerto San Andresito to Agua Blanca…and for the
East Coast of from north of to Loreto.
A Hurricane Warning is also in effect for the coast of Mainland
Mexico from northward to guaymas.
A Tropical Storm Warning and a Hurricane Watch are in effect for the
coast of Baja California from south of southward to
Cabo San Lucas and northward around the peninsula to La Paz.
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the East Coast of Baja
California from north of Loreto northward to Mulege.
For storm information specific to your area…including possible
inland watches and warnings…please monitor products issued
by your local weather office.
At 800 am PDT…1500z. ..the center of
near latitude 24.3 north…longitude 111.9 west or about 45 miles…
70 km…southeast of Cabo San Lazaro Mexico and about 100 miles…
165 km…west of La Paz Mexico.
Norbert is moving toward the north-northeast near 15 mph…24 km/hr.
A motion between north-northeast and northeast with an increase in
forward speed is expected during the next 24 hours. On this
track…the core of Norbert is expected to move across the through early this afternoon… then move
over the Gulf of California and make a second landfall in
northwestern Mexico tonight.
Maximum sustained winds are near 105 mph…165 km/hr…with higher
gusts. Norbert is a category two hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson
scale. Weakening is expected as Norbert crosses Baja California.. .
but Norbert is forecast to remain a hurricane when it makes
a second landfall along the northwestern coast of Mainland Mexico.
An Air Force Reserve hurricane hunter aircraft is scheduled to fly
into Norbert this afternoon.
Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 35 miles…55 km…from
the center…and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 140
Estimated minimum central pressure is 966 mb…28.53 inches.
Locate a safe room or the safest areas in your home for each hurricane hazard. In certain circumstances the safest areas may not be your home but within your community.
Determine escape routes from your home and places to meet. These should be measured in tens of miles rather than hundreds of miles.
Have an out-of-state friend as a family contact, so all your family members have a single point of contact.
Make a plan now for what to do with your pets if you need to evacuate.
Post emergency telephone numbers by your phones and make sure your children know how and when to call 911.
Check your insurance coverage - flood damage is not usually covered by homeowners insurance.
Stock non-perishable emergency supplies and a Disaster Supply Kit.
Use a NOAA weather radio. Remember to replace its battery every 6 months, as you do with your smoke detectors.
Take First Aid, CPR and disaster preparedness classes.