The sun has been shining in Punta Mita today as our community breathes a collective sign of relief that the tropical storm Jova – at one point a powerful hurricane offshore in the region – had little effect on the area other than to grace it will a moderate rainfall.
Jova reached hurricane status on Monday, and threatened the Pacific coast of Mexico over the past 48 hours. The storm finally made landfall on Wednesday morning when it quickly dissipated and was downgraded to tropical storm status. By noon it had traveled north, and approximately 60 miles to the east of Punta Mita. At this point, it was classified as a Tropical Depression with maximum wind speed of 50 mph. The Punta Mita peninsula itself experienced no strong winds, and no storm surges in the surf. At no time was our community or the region without power or services.
We are grateful that our entire area was spared any impact from what was – for a time – a powerful storm. We are blessed that the geography of our region provides a natural protection against hurricanes – through both the orientation of Banderas Bay as well as the Sierra Madre mountains to the East.
In our community we would like to express appreciation to Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort and the Punta Mita Homeowners Association for working in tandem to prepare for the storm as well as to ensure everyone onsite was safe and comfortable.
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