Tropical Storm Lidia Special Report Los Cabos Magazine September 1, 2017
After tropical storm Lidia lashed the Los Cabos region with excessive amounts of water and sustained winds of 100 km/hour with bursts of 120 km/hour, the damage it wreaked is beginning to be assessed on main thoroughfares, streets, and the highway.
There were victims of the natural disaster, which affected most of the Los Cabos population. Social media posts have described or included photos of arroyos that flooded and swept away homes, vehicles, animals, and everything in their paths. There are reports of fatalities, however, there is not yet an official report. That report, which will detail the effects on Los Cabos, is expected Friday evening.
Authorities ask that people remain in their homes as the risk persists. The municipality, firemen, CFE, Vecinos Voluntarios (volunteer neighbors) are working—especially in the areas most affected. Shelters are functioning at full capacity with food and clothing. The highway that connects Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo remains closed, and the airport will remain closed until further notice. Schools at all levels will reopen on Monday, September 4, if conditions allow.