Hurricane Odile Hits Baja California Sur
Hurricane Odile, a category 3 storm, landed Sunday night September 14 near Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Odile is the strongest hurricane to land in Baja California Sur since Hurricane Olivia in 1967 with winds over 125 mph. The southern area of Baja California was hit the hardest with strong winds and heavy rains. It is estimated that 92% of the population was left without power or water.
Odile caused mass flooding and damaged major infrastructure impacting many growers and causing numerous production and logistical issues. Many main roads were submerged under flash flooding and greenhouses and other farm structures were damaged. Although is still too early to know exactly how this will affect supply over the next few months, we have seen a delay in the start of organic asparagus out of Baja California Sur. Our first asparagus shipment is now scheduled to arrive next week and we can expect supply to be very limited and expensive right off the bat.
Growers are asking for your understanding as they work through this difficult time. As of yesterday Baja California Sur had 95% of their power and most of their water restored. The rest of the Los Cabos area is expected to be operating normally by next week. We will continue to update you as we know more.