Thursday, May 17, 2012

The hurricane season brought forward by the authorities

The hurricane season is brought forward!

The Hurricane National Center of the United States declared this last Monday (on the 13th of May 2012) that the hurricane season has already started.

In general, the season starts on the 1st of June. Yet, a first tropical depression formed in the Pacific Ocean at more than 1000 km away from the coast - hopefully. In the following days, this depression might turn itself in a tropical storm. This phenomenon is rather early in the year that is why the authorities brought forward the season.

It is important that everyone is alert about it. Down here in Mexico, the Riviera Maya has experienced a deserved rest after the trauma of Wilma. A 6 year lull. We must not keep our eyes closes and think that the slack time will go on forever. We live in a tropical region. The risk is present, authorities are aware of it, so are we.

 According to Admiral Sergio Javier Lara Montellano, commandant of the 8th Naval District of the Mexican Army, 2011 saw 19 tropical storms in the Atlantic Ocean. Very few of them have reached the coasts. Such a high number has not been recorded since 1851, according to the National Service of Meteorology.

Don’t be scared, be only WELL PREPARED!