Living up north for most of my life I’ve managed to never be in a hurricane in my nearly 60 years on this rock. That streak is about to come to an end. I recently moved to Mexico for various reasons and after less than a month here Hurricane (Cyclone? Don’t they call them cyclones in the Pacific?) Olaf is about to pay the southern Baja California peninsula a visit.
www.nhc.noaa.gov/… Map of current position of Olaf
www.nhc.noaa.gov/… Messages regarding Olaf and likely path
People here are taking it in stride. Some businesses were closed today in preparation for the coming storm. Fortunately for me my biggest worry is the dirt road I have to temporarily use to get to my apartment might be seriously damaged by the storm. But I’ve got plenty of food and water so can shelter in place for a while if need be.
It's about 2AM local time and the worst of the storm seems to have passed. Power is out but I've got cell service with 5 bars. The modern world is weird.