CAT Announcement Hurricane Odile

September 15 2014 (from Extremely dangerous Hurricane Odile has made history by becoming the strongest hurricane on record to make landfall on Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, and is now marching up the southern Baja peninsula. According to the US National Hurricane Center, Odile made landfall at about 10:45 p.m. Mexico Daylight Time (MDT) near the resort city of Cabo San Lucas with maximum sustained winds of 125 mph, making it a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. An automated weather observation site near Cabo San Lucas recorded a gust to 116 mph shortly before 11 p.m. MDT. The hurricane has benefited from low wind shear and warm water. Odile strengthened quickly in that environment Saturday and Saturday night, going from a tropical storm Friday night to a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Scale by Sunday morning.

McLarens has activated a CAT Team for the region. Organizations with interests in the impacted areas may contact their regular McLarens representative, or the McLarens CAT Coordinators listed below, to place instructions or loss reports.


David Matias  BA (Hons), MA, Cert CII, Dip CILA | McLarens

Country Manager – Mexico

Insurgentes Sur 1877, Piso 4 (Anexo)

Col. Guadalupe Inn

01020, México, DF

+ 52 (55) 6588 4807 | office

+ 52 (55) 4940 4653 | mobile (dialing within Mexico)


+ 52 1 (55) 4940 4653 | mobile (dialing outside Mexico)

Howard Laidlaw ACII FCILA FUEDI-ELAE | McLarens

Regional Director – Latin America

P.H. Global Plaza

Piso 7, Oficina 7G

Calle 50, Panamá

+ 507 2648037   | office

+ 507 63786363 | mobile

Dan Steed | McLarens

London Liaison

Ibex House, 42-47 Minories

London, EC3N 1DY

+44 (0) 207 977 4794 | office (direct)

+44 (0) 7841 777 353 | mobile