While my beloved wife, Linda, is not thrilled that the strongest Mexican hurricane on record (1997) is named after her, we are praying that Hurricane Rick does not push past second place to claim the crown.
Hurricane Rick is barreling north along the Pacific coast of Mexico, picking up speed and girth over the warm water. Forecasters predict Rick will become a Category 5 hurricane, but expect it to fizzle to a Category 1 hurricane before hitting land.
That will be a blessing. Los Cabos and La Paz were spared major damage from the recent Hurricane Jimena, but towns to the north in Baja suffered major damage. The recovery process will be long and difficult, and these suffering people do not need to go through it again already.
We fly to La Paz in less than two weeks. We’ll know the outcome of Hurricane Rick by then, so I’ll be able to report the news from the ground.
Hopefully the internet will be connected in our house by the time we get there!