Baja California Sur must develop earthquake prevention culture

Baja California Sur must develop earthquake prevention culture

Sep 23, 2017

La Paz, Baja California Sur (BCS). Taking into consideration the magnitue of the earthquakes that have occurred in the states of Chiapas, Oaxaca and Mexico City, a call was made to the society of Baja California Sur to establish protocols of civil protection to this type of natural phenomena, in order to build a culture of prevention in case of earthquakes. At the time, Deputy Alfredo Zamora Garcia expressed before the State Congress, the need to promote information campaigns on the measures that should be taken at a given time “to prevent human losses” but also to generate awareness about what to do before an earthquake. He assured that it is time to start a prevention campaign in Baja California Sur to publicize the types of measures that must be taken in the different areas of every day life. He also recalled that in 1995 the first earthquakes of the present era were felt in the region, with this type of phenomena occurring regularly in 2008 and 2009, later during 2013 and 2014; and more recently just 2 days ago in San Jose del Cabo. There is an important culture of protection from phenomena such as storms and cyclones, as a result of past experiences. “Today the residents of Baja California Sur have that great culture of prevention that has allowed us as a society to avoid the loss of human lives in the latest hurricanes,” he said. “We must be prepared, not only on the hurricane issue, but in case of a major earthquake as well, “he concluded....

5.1 earthquake registered northeast of San José del Cabo

5.1 earthquake registered northeast of San José del Cabo

Sep 22, 2017

According to a report by the National Seismological Service, at 11:33 pm on Thursday September 21, an earthquake of 5.1 points in the Richter scale occurred to the northeast of San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur. The preliminary report states that the quake took place at 00:33 Mexico City time. Users of the social network Twitter reported through their accounts that they also felt it in Sinaloa. In total, 92 of these natural phenomena have been recorded so far this year in this state, most of them to the north, near the municipalities of Ahome and Guasave. The tremor of greater magnitude was a 5.5 in the Richter scale, registered on the 29 of March, in front of...

25 parks are being rehabilitated in Baja California Sur

25 parks are being rehabilitated in Baja California Sur

Sep 18, 2017

La Paz, Baja California Sur .- The director of Public Works of the Urban Planning and Infrastructure and Transport Secretariat (Sepuit), Urbano Barrera Salvatierra, announced that as part of the Live in Peace program (Vivamos en Paz), promoted by the state government, 26 of the more than one hundred parks throughout the state territory will be rehabilitated. As for the current year, he said that work is being done on 25 public spaces in which resources are being invested for a total of 50 million pesos. Currently, he explained, “the municipality of La Paz works in two parks: one central in Fraccionamiento Arboledas and one more in Colonia Mezquitito. In San José de Cabo work continues on the housing complex of Costa Dorada and in the municipality of Comondú, in the town of Villa Morelos. The head of Public Works recalled that the recovery and rehabilitation includes works such as the installation of children’s games, led lighting, civic and cultural area, multi-purpose covered court, gardens and walking trails, in order to guarantee a decent space for family life as well as development of physical culture.  ...

Storm-damaged Riu resorts in Los Cabos to reopen

Storm-damaged Riu resorts in Los Cabos to reopen

Sep 14, 2017

While the world’s attention was riveted on the devastation being caused in Texas by Hurricane Harvey, Tropical Storm Lidia was all but ignored by news organizations when it slammed into the Los Cabos section of Mexico’s Baja California Sur region on Sept. 1. Although it was nowhere near as devastating as Harvey, two Los Cabos resorts were damaged to the point that they were forced to close. They are only now preparing to reopen. The Riu Palace Los Cabos will reopen Wednesday, and its sister property, the Riu Santa Fe Los Cabos, remains closed until the end of next week. According to news reports, four people were killed in the storm. Los Cabos Mayor Arturo de la Rosa Escalante told CBS News that two people were electrocuted by power lines, a woman drowned after being swept away by water on a flooded street and a baby was ripped from a mother’s arms as she crossed a flooded area. Video after the fact showed cars on the beach, roads covered in mud and part of a resort pool collapsed into the beach. According to a statement from the Los Cabos Tourism Authority, beaches were closed through the middle of last week and a number of hotels sustained minor damage but are now fully operational. The Riu hotels apparently were the only properties forced to close. Riu officials did not post any information on their websites about damage at the properties, but a spokeswoman said the company was working hard to get the hotels reopened. Virginia Casado said the Riu Palace would reopen on Sept. 13, and the Riu Santa Fe was set to reopen Sept. 23. She did not provide details about the extent of the damage. The tourism board on Monday said the airport is fully operational, tourist activity is back to normal, and most hotels are operating at full capacity....

New visitor’s center inaugurated at Cabo Pulmo National Park this summer

New visitor’s center inaugurated at Cabo Pulmo National Park this summer

Sep 12, 2017

A new visitor’s center has been inaugurated this summer at Cabo Pulmo National Park. The coral reef in Cabo Pulmo Bay is one of the few reef areas in the eastern Pacific and the only one in the Gulf of California or Sea of ​​Cortez. The biological diversity ranks among the highest on the Pacific coast of Mexico. The reef attracts 11 species of sharks, of which the bull shark is most common. The marine park is about 60 miles (100 kilometers) north of Cabo San Lucas. Cabo Pulmo National Park was decreed a Protected Natural Area in 1995 and a Marine National Park in 2000. The new center will connect visitors to local community services and provide education on the region’s biodiversity. The center is powered by solar energy and will be open everyday. The park receives about 8,000 visitors annually. Planeta.com will be updating our guide to ecotourism and responsible travel in the park. Wiki http://planeta.wikispaces.com/baja#cabopulmo Key Links http://pncabopulmo.conanp.gob.mx @PNCaboPulmo...

West Shore businesses send money to Cabo San Lucas after storm

West Shore businesses send money to Cabo San Lucas after storm

Sep 12, 2017

Several West Shore business owners have sent $5,000 to residents in the resort city of Cabo San Lucas, which was hit hard last week by tropical storm Lidia. The group sent the aid to a pastor with whom Langford Mayor Stew Young has longstanding charitable relationship. “If you’re on a holiday and going to those areas, it’s great to have fun,” Young said. “But you want to leave a little bit behind. When this kind of thing happens down there, obviously it’s devastating to the people and the economy.” The money was raised through Young’s company, the Alpine Group, and other Langford businesses.   The connection to Cabo San Lucas has resulted in several fundraising initiatives over the years, including an annual fishing derby for children. “It’s a loose organization, but we put the money where it’s needed,” Young said. “It’s not going through some organization in Mexico City. We know these people, and we know their plight. So we go directly to where it’s needed.” Young said he hopes to raise another $5,000, noting the effects of the storm will be felt for some time. “It would take us a month to get supplies and send it down, so sending money is a bit more immediate.” The city on the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, where Young has vacationed since 1984, is about an hour from the area with the most severe damage. Other donations include a decommissioned Langford Fire Rescue truck and an Alpine-branded boat used for fishing and whale-watching ventures. Young said the boat was out of the water at the time and not damaged. “If it was in the water, it would be very...