UPDATE: HURRICANE PAMELA

October 12, 2021

Hurricane Pamela is gathering strength as it travels northeast towards Mexico’s western coast. The U.S. National Hurricane Center is currently predicting the storm will develop into a Category 2 storm (or stronger) when it makes landfall near the state of Sinaloa, Mexico.

  • The main coastal impact is expected Wednesday morning with the possibility of large destructive waves, 80 mph winds (or greater) and four to twelve inches of rain
  • The Sinaloa growing region has very fertile agricultural land with a large allocation of crops used for export in the late fall/winter season
    • A wide variety of items might be impacted including corn, tomatoes, bell peppers, squashes, and cucumbers
    • The majority of the crops are already in the ground with the last plantings occurring two weeks ago
  • Mid-tech greenhouses and shade houses are vulnerable to high winds and any fields saturated with rain might need to be replanted
  • Markon will continue to monitor and update as more information becomes available.

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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