Arizona Pilots Join Hurricane Relief
A handful of Arizona pilots are flying supplies to a town on Mexico's Baja Peninsula that was partly destroyed by Hurricane John earlier this month. The waterfront area of Mulege was inundated by flood waters of the Rio Mulege caused by the hurricane. The town has about 3,100 people, including about 500 Americans, many of whom live close to the water. According to the Arizona Republic newspaper, the relief effort is being led by John McCormick, of Baja Bush Pilots, who's already delivered water and supplies to the remote town. Up to 20 pilots are expected to join the effort. Hundreds of homes were damaged or washed away by the wall of water that spilled out of the river during the storm. Tim Higginbotham told the Republic of being swept away by the flood before he was able to cling to an overturned boat, which at one point became hung up on the top of a palm tree. He said the water receded as fast as it came up. A British resident died in the flood when he couldn't escape his home.