Monday, September 22, 2014

September 22nd - Hurricane Odile Updates, Information, Photos

Damage in Mulege


NOTE: This is will be the last post we put on our blog, look to our Facebook or Twitter account for future Hurrican Odile information.

September 21st - Hurricane Odile slammed into the Baja Peninsula on September 14th at night. Significantly damaging Los Cabos, La Paz, Loreto and Mulege plus the smaller local communities. There are many reports, updates, photos and information out there so we decided to place some of the information in this blog post which we will update for the next few days.

We will keep contact information at the top followed by a chronological order of information. Most current information first.

Please SCROLL DOWN for all updates (Don't forget to read the other posts from yesterday. They are to the right)


INFORMATION

U.S. State Department’s Overseas Citizen Services at 1-888-407-4747

U.S. Consulate in Tijuana has an email for information/assistance; OdileEmergencyUSC@state.gov

Web: http://tijuana.usconsulate.gov/citizen_services/hurricane-odile.html
U.S. Emergency tel: (619) 692-2154

Los Cabos Consular Agency (An extension of the Consulate in Tijuana)
Las Tiendas de Palmilla L-B221, Km. 27.5 Carretera Transpeninsular
San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur C.P. 23406
Phone:(52)(624)143-3566
Fax: (52)(624)143-6750
E-mail:ConAgencyLosCabos@state.gov

Here is a link with the U.S. Embassy & U.S. Consulates in Mexico: http://www.mexonline.com/embassy.htm

Link to Mexican Embassies in U.S./Canada; http://www.mexonline.com/consulate.htm

Red Cross (Cruz Rojo Mexicana) Cabo; (624) 143-7869
Red Cross (Cruz Rojo Mexicana) La Paz; (612) 122-1222

Red Cross Mexico's website; http://www.cruzrojamexicana.org.mx/

General information on Mexico; http://www.mexonline.com/


UPDATES from Twitter, Facebook, Websites plus images
If you have some information you want us to post, email us at bajavisitor@yahoo.com or post to our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/BajaVisitor/358106480904147) or our Twitter (https://twitter.com/baja_visitor). Or you can comment at the bottom of this long post.

NOTE: we can not verify everything on this blog, so please check all information, etc.

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DONATE! DONATE! DONATE!
Here's a fundraising campaign for helping the smaller communities in Baja outside the big resorts of Los Cabos, La Paz, Loreto. Help us, help them rebuild their homes & lives by putting money directly into their hands; http://www.youcaring.com/other/hurricane-odile-relief-for-the-poor/235896

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Facebook update from http://www.clubsolaris.com
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Video showing Ensenada government supplies in Bahia de los Angeles
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t82N2WdZnWc
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Here's another donation site; https://fundly.com/restore-baja-after-hurricane-odile

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Here's another opportunity to donate; http://www.gofundme.com/eveopc

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Another way to help, buy a t-shirt; http://www.booster.com/loscabosrelief
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Former NFL QB in Cabo during hurricane, plans to return and help; http://www.sacbee.com/2014/09/21/6724269/former-nfl-qb-kevin-kolb-escapes.html

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URGENT REQUEST

"A Rotary Club in Oregon has just donated the material we need to operate our fogging operation! We desparately need to get this marterial transported to Mulege ASAP. It is located near Bend Oregon and consists of 6 cases, 2 2 1/2gal. boxes per case. Partial acceptance is OK. Anyone in Central/Eastern Washington, Oregon, Northern idaho or Canada planning to head south soon? We can meet you at the locale of your choosing for the sake of convenience. Tons of very positive KARMA awaits the person or persons that steps up. We have had Dengue Fever outbreaks before in mulege that resulted in a fatality. Let us not let history repeat itself. We cannot rely on the Feds this time around. Their resources are streached big time. Thanks for considering this vital mission."

Rotary Club : Randy cell: 916.203.7500 or email: kasakepee@gmail.com

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From the U.S. Embassy in Mexico;

"The safety and security of U.S. citizens overseas is a top priority of the Department of State and the U.S. Embassy.  U.S. citizens requiring assistance can visit https://tfa.state.gov/ccd, selecting “2014 Hurricane Odile,” and providing as much information as possible.  Phone 1-888-407-4747 (from the United States and Canada), +1-202-501-4444 (from all other countries) or email OdileEmergencyUSC@state.gov for additional information.  To contact the U.S. Consulate General in Tijuana, please email ACSTijuana@state.gov or call 011-52 (664) 977-2000.  After hours or on weekends, you can also contact the Consulate’s U.S.-based emergency answering service at (619) 692-2154."

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http://www.wavesforwater.org/

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Here is a message forwarded to us by Posada del Cortes about Loreto;

"La Sierra La GIGANTA did it ́s work!!, it PROTECTS Loreto very good from Odile. It was
strong,....but our COMMUNITY is even STRONGER!, We are Blessed to be part of this
community that worked very hard to recover most of the town in five days. That is why we need
the support of everybody that loves Loreto and SPREAD THE WORD.....LORETO IS 100%
READY TO RECEIVE YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS !! We need to work and support the south
baja state working!!

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!

La Sierra la GIGANTA nos protegió como siempre, en esta ocasión de Odile....Estuvo
fuerte...pero nuestra COMUNIDAD es aún MÁS FUERTE!. Es una B
ENDICIÓN formar parte de esta gran comunidad que ha trabajado mucho para recuperarse casi por completo en CINCO DIAS!.
Es por esto que necesitamos que CORRAN LA VOZ.....¡LORETO ESTÁ AL100!,
¡LISTOS PARA RECIBIRTE A TI Y A TUS AMIGOS!!. Necesitamos apoyar
a la Baja SurTRABAJANDO......Porfavor PASA LA VOZ!!

Thank you
ASOCIACION DE HOTELES DE LORETO, A. C.

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La Sierra La GIGANTA did it ́s work!!, it PROTECTS Loreto very good from Odile. It was
strong,....
but our COMMUNITY is even STRONGER!, We are Blessed to be part of this
community that worked very hard to recover most of the town in five days. That is why we need
the support of everybody that loves Loreto and SPREAD THE WORD.....LORETO IS 100%
READY TO
RECEIVE YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS !! We need to work and support the south
baja state working!!
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!
La Sierra la GIGANTA nos protegió como siempre, en esta ocasión de Odile....Estuvo
fuerte...pero nuestra COMUNIDAD es aún MÁS FUERTE!. Es una B
ENDICIÓN formar parte
de esta gran comunidad que ha trabajado mucho para recuperarse casi por completo en
CINCO DIAS!.
Es por esto que necesitamos que CORRAN LA VOZ.....
¡LORETO ESTÁ AL
100!,
¡LISTOS PARA RECIBIRTE A TI Y A TUS AMIGOS!!. Necesitamos apoyar
a la Baja Sur
TRABAJANDO......Porfavor PASA LA VOZ!!
Thank you
ASOCIACION DE HOTELES DE LORETO, A. C.


Facebook update from http://esperanza.aubergeresorts.com/
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First hand account - "How Hurricane Odile Turned My Los Cabos Holiday Into Hell"; http://www.ryot.org/odile-la-paz-hell/817085


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Texas tourists overwhelmed by Mexican hospitality; http://www.wfaa.com/story/weather/2014/09/21/hurricane-odile-mexico-cabo-san-lucas-tourists-bellan/15997745/

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Pro surfer Sunny Garcia heading to Baja with supplies
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Princess Cruises cancels port call at Cabo San Lucas; http://www.usatoday.com/story/cruiselog/2014/09/22/princess-cruises-cancels-cabo-san-lucas-port-call/16045091/


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