Odile hits Mexico’s Baja California

Destruction from Odile in Los Cabos, Mexico, 15 Sept 2014 (AP)

Destruction from Odile in Los Cabos, Mexico, 15 Sept 2014 (AP)

Hurricane Odile slammed into the popular Mexican tourist city of Cabo San Lucas last night packing winds up to 200 km/h.

The Category 3 storm heavily damaged or destroyed numerous homes and businesses, knocked out power to thousands after trees toppled utility lines and wiped out portions of luxury hotels.

Forecasters say the storm will bring heavy rain to Baja California with up to 450 mm possible in some areas which could trigger flooding.

So far no casualties have been reported.

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