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San Diego, CA 1858 Hurricane

10/24/2019 (Permalink)

Satellite view of hurricane near Mexico and California Satellite view of hurricane in Mexico going north into California.

Tourists, travelers, and even locals are not typically threatened by hurricane worries. Why would they? There hasn’t been a hurricane since Tuesday October 2nd, 1858 – that was more than 160 years ago. The last time San Diego, CA ever worried about a hurricane the population was 4,325. And the Civil War had not yet come. 

The possibilities of a hurricane occurring in San Diego, CA are truly very slim – but not impossible. The ocean water has been increasing in temperatures since 1977 due to the water from Baja California shifting north into the San Ysidro, CA and San Diego, CA water masses. Although hurricanes are slim in southern California – the loss in damages would be very high because of the current population and temperature rises of the water. 

In 1858 three ships were damaged, many rooftops were torn from homes. This is why it is important to know what to do before, during, and after a hurricane. 

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management provides great detail in what to do in order a hurricane strike.  

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