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Hurricane in Yucatan, Mexico

Saturday, 05 October 2002

Type of Event:
Location of Event:
Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Date of Charter Activation:
October 4, 2002
Charter Requestor:
National Forestry Agency of Mexico (CONAFOR) via the French Ministry of the Interior (COGIC)
Project Management:

Description of the event

On September 23, 2002, Hurricane Isidore hit Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula with 200 km/hour winds, uprooting trees, tearing roofs from houses, and affecting communications, electricity, and water systems. Officials evacuated 70,000 people from coastal communities, though, according to initial assessments, the hurricane affected over 590,000 people in Yucatan alone.