Hurricane Odile Ravages Resorts in Southern Baja California of Mexico

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    If you have plans to visit the Mexican state of Baja California Sur within the next two months — especially the southern tip where Los Cabos and La Paz are located — you will most likely need to postpone your plans. The landfall of Hurricane Odile — the strongest tropical system in recorded history to ever directly impact Baja California Sur — occurred late this past Sunday, September 14, 2014 and caused substantial damage to infrastructure and buildings. Tens of thousands of tourists — many of them from the United States, Canada and Great Britain — are being airlifted out of places such as Cabo San Lucas, where sustained winds of up to 125 miles per hour from the Category 3 hurricane left the resort town without running water, electricity or telephone service. Significant flooding and mudslides have been reported. Those tourists are reportedly catching connecting flights in Tijuana and Mazatlan. According to... The post Hurricane Odile Ravages Resorts in Southern Baja California of Mexico appeared first on The Gate.

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