Dear friends and colleagues, sailing buddies -
You probably saw something on the news about Hurricane
Jimena - a monster storm that supposedly ended up blowing out to sea, causing less harm than expected.
Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the news media lost
interest when weather
interest. Jimena regrouped instead of disappearing, and has caused untold misery to thousands in Baja California
and in the northern Mexican state of Sonora.
Some of us who spend a lot of time in Mexico
- sailboat and airplane owners, semi-permanent residents, tourists - are getting engaged in relief efforts to help rush emergency
supplies to Guaymas, Santa Rosalia, Mulege, Santa Clara, San Jose, San Carlos
, Cuidad Constitucion, and other places. The Baja Bush Pilots Association
has a fleet of about 30 private planes is delivering supplies at the present time. Another group centered in San Carlos
is already gathering supplies. The Mexican Red Cross - Cruz Rojo Mexicana
- is ready to accept your help.
I encourage you to find a way to help. Please consider forwarding this email
to your family
, friends, and all others who care for the people of the Sea of Cortes!
I am keeping a record
of relief activities on my sailing blog
, In One Day
. Please let me know if you find something we should all know about.
If you have any doubts about the scope
of the disaster, simply go to YouTube and search for "Huracan Jimena"
. You will be shocked.