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Hurricane Odile hit Mexico's Baja California resort

Sep 15, 2014 16:30 IST

Hurricane Odile: Category Three storm

Hurricane Odile on 14 September 2014 hit the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula in western Mexico. The hurricane struck near the resort city of Cabo San Lucas.

The region is home to massive resort complexes, as well as fishing communities and low-lying shantytowns.

At least 26000 foreign tourists and 4000 Mexicans in the region and those in areas at risk of flooding were being evacuated.

The storm with a speed of 200 kilometers per hour (or 125 miles per hour) has been rated as Category Three storm by the US National Hurricane Center in Miami.

The Hurricane Odile is the strongest storm to hit the southern tip of the peninsula since Kiko in 1989.  Kiko was also a category three hurricane.

Earlier, the US National Hurricane Center in Miami had reported that Odile would be a category four hurricane, with winds of up to 135 mph, but it lost some strength as it reached the coast.

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