Skip to comments.Mexico - Hurricane Ignacio moves north along Baja California peninsula
Posted on 08/24/2003 4:45:39 PM PDT by HAL9000
(La Paz, Mexico-AP) Aug. 24, 2003 - Authorities on the Mexican Pacific coast are scrambling as Hurricane Ignacio moves north.
Ignacio appeared to side-swipe the resort of Cabo San Lucas. Authorities in the area had closed down the airport and evacuated hundreds of people.
The storm is moving north along the Baja California peninsula and could be heading toward the Mexican state capital of La Paz. The governor there has ordered the evacuation of low-lying areas around the city and is urgently telling all vessels to leave the harbor.
It's not clear if the eye of the storm will make landfall or spin out to sea. But forecasters warn the worst case is possible that Ignacio may move ashore with the force of a major hurricane.
From the looks of the tracking map, landfall is certain at this point.
Any good atlas will do.
It has always been Baja California, called Baja for short.
Before our California existed even.
I worry about Alta California.
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